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Authentic John F. Kennedy Rocking Chair

$469.00

This John F. Kennedy Rocking Chair is identical in every respect to the chair used by President Kennedy in the Oval Office of the White House, on display at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, Massachusetts. President Kennedy found the design of the chair to be extremely helpful in alleviating his back discomfort, and over time he purchased multiple rockers to be used at his residences, in the Oval Office, and even aboard Air Force One.

This authentic JFK rocker comes with a small brass plaque featuring JFK's signature and the logo of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, to be affixed by the owner.

The secret of this chair's comfort lies in the perfectly planned steam-bent curve of the back post, which sweeps in to give firm support to the sitter's back and carries the weight down to the exact point at which the rocker contacts the floor. The John F. Kennedy Rocking Chair is set low for comfortable elbow support and has wide armrests for perfect balance. The seat and back offer firmness and natural spring through the use of tightly hand-woven Malaysian rattan. All wood parts are crafted of solid North American Red Oak, with a hand rubbed Village Oak stain and lacquer top coat. Suitable for indoor use only.

Chair dimensions: Back Height to top of curved back rail: 43”, Seat Height: 16 ½”, Seat: 22 ½” x 17”, Seat to top of arm: 8”, Arms: 4” at widest point. Weight: 40 lbs. Carton dimensions: 34" x 29" x 49".

$150 flat rate shipping for standard (3-5 weeks) curb-side delivery within the 48 contiguous United States. Express delivery is not available. International orders will incur higher delivery fees and will be quoted based on destination. Please see "Shipping" for more details.

  • Authentic John F. Kennedy Rocking Chair.
  • Identical to the chair used by President Kennedy in the White House.
  • Crafted of solid Red Oak from the United States.
  • Exclusive small brass plaque featuring JFK's signature and the logo of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.
  • $150 flat rate shipping for standard (3-5 weeks) curb-side delivery within the 48 contiguous United States. Express delivery is not available. International orders will incur higher delivery fees and will be quoted based on destination.

The Kennedy Rocking Chair is oversized and will be delivered by freight, at a flat rate of $150 for standard curb-side delivery within the 48 contiguous United States. Standard freight typically takes 3-5 weeks to arrive.

 Express delivery is not available. International orders will incur higher delivery fees, and will be quoted based on destination. Please contact us prior to placing an International order and we will provide you with a custom shipping rate quote.

If you have any questions about shipping the Kennedy Rocking Chair, please call us at 1-866-JFK-1960 ext. 41533, or email us at jfkmuseumstore@nara.gov


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This John F. Kennedy Rocking Chair is identical in every respect to the chair used by President Kennedy in the Oval Office of the White House, on display at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, Massachusetts. President Kennedy found the design of the chair to be extremely helpful in alleviating his back discomfort, and over time he purchased multiple rockers to be used at his residences, in the Oval Office, and even aboard Air Force One.

This authentic JFK rocker comes with a small brass plaque featuring JFK's signature and the logo of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, to be affixed by the owner.

The secret of this chair's comfort lies in the perfectly planned steam-bent curve of the back post, which sweeps in to give firm support to the sitter's back and carries the weight down to the exact point at which the rocker contacts the floor. The John F. Kennedy Rocking Chair is set low for comfortable elbow support and has wide armrests for perfect balance. The seat and back offer firmness and natural spring through the use of tightly hand-woven Malaysian rattan. All wood parts are crafted of solid North American Red Oak, with a hand rubbed Village Oak stain and lacquer top coat. Suitable for indoor use only.

Chair dimensions: Back Height to top of curved back rail: 43”, Seat Height: 16 ½”, Seat: 22 ½” x 17”, Seat to top of arm: 8”, Arms: 4” at widest point. Weight: 40 lbs. Carton dimensions: 34" x 29" x 49".

$150 flat rate shipping for standard (3-5 weeks) curb-side delivery within the 48 contiguous United States. Express delivery is not available. International orders will incur higher delivery fees and will be quoted based on destination. Please see "Shipping" for more details.

  • Authentic John F. Kennedy Rocking Chair.
  • Identical to the chair used by President Kennedy in the White House.
  • Crafted of solid Red Oak from the United States.
  • Exclusive small brass plaque featuring JFK's signature and the logo of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.
  • $150 flat rate shipping for standard (3-5 weeks) curb-side delivery within the 48 contiguous United States. Express delivery is not available. International orders will incur higher delivery fees and will be quoted based on destination.

The Kennedy Rocking Chair is oversized and will be delivered by freight, at a flat rate of $150 for standard curb-side delivery within the 48 contiguous United States. Standard freight typically takes 3-5 weeks to arrive.

 Express delivery is not available. International orders will incur higher delivery fees, and will be quoted based on destination. Please contact us prior to placing an International order and we will provide you with a custom shipping rate quote.

If you have any questions about shipping the Kennedy Rocking Chair, please call us at 1-866-JFK-1960 ext. 41533, or email us at jfkmuseumstore@nara.gov

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By Larry Jordan - Panora, Ia   August 10, 2013

I own one of these chairs and it is beautiful. However, I am puzzled by why the manufacturer did NOT reproduce the same dark finish on this chair was President Kennedy had on his? There are numerous color photos of JFK in his rockers and the wood is NOT the honey color of the chair sold by the JFK library. A small detail, perhaps, but how can it be called authentic when it's a different color? I actually think the chair would look better with the wood darker. The optional cushions are essential but they too only approximate Kennedy's real rocker. Again, look at the historical photos. It would have been so simple for the manufacturer to have replicated the exact JFK rocker but they did NOT do so.

By Anonymous -   March 28, 2013

Very happy with my purchase! As a Kennedy enthusiast, this chair serves multiple purposes as useful furniture, a great conversational piece, and a wonderful addition to any JFK memorabilia collection. On top of this, it really does ease back stress and pain. Very happy with the service from the Library, and I received the shipment much earlier than expected. If you're at all interested and considering this purchase, I highly recommend it. It's worth every penny and will not disappoint

By Michael Nash -   November 13, 2011

I am always skeptical when making a purchase of a 'reproduction'. But when my Kennedy rocker arrived, I was absolutely delighted with the quality - and it took me back to when I first saw the authentic rocker next to the president's desk at the museum. It now has an honored spot next to my own desk in my den. A must for any Kennedy buff.

By Anonymous - ohio   January 31, 2011

The chair was bought as a gift for my brother. He said it was the best gift he had received in a "long, long time"! He said the chair is comfortable and looks great in his family room. Excellent service from museum staff in coordinating this gift, especially Vanessa who went the extra mile.

By Anonymous -   January 27, 2011

Well made chair and comfortable.

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