Here at Gibson Brothers Furniture Inc., we know that you care about your home, and that you want to make it as comfortable as possible. When it comes to homey comfort, few pieces of furniture have more to offer than the traditional rocking chair. Our team is proud to offer a number of high-quality rocking chairs made by the local Troutman Chair Co., and in this article, we’ll explain why these beloved chairs will never go out of style.
As Scott Huler wrote in his “Ode to the Southern Rocker,” a good rocking chair should “beckon you… to sit in its lap.” He goes on to elaborate that the humble rocking chair is meant to avoid tension and almost discourage any kind of work–if you want to make a grocery list, you can sit at your kitchen table, but a rocking chair is for sitting for its own sake. To Huler, rocking chairs represent a blessed lack of obligation–a rocker “moves back and forth, but it doesn’t go anywhere”–that makes them profoundly satisfying.
To Huler and to others, including our team members, rocking chairs are also deeply entwined with other Southern traditions. In fact, Huler claims that all other Southern cliches, including “tea, liquor shade, seersucker” are only improved by adding a rocking chair to the picture. Our team is proud to serve the North Carolina community, and we want to continue to uphold this beloved Southern tradition. If you are interested in adding a rocking chair to your porch, we encourage you to give us a call or stop by our showroom.