A rare vintage 9ct gold charm of President John F Kennedy sitting in a rocking chair. It has full hallmarks on the bottom for Dublin 1965. It measures approx. 1.8x1.4x0.8cm and weighs 3.2g. The casting is not the best!
The Famous Kennedy Rocker The Kennedy Rocker is easily the most famous rocking chair in history. So often photographed, this historic chair is so closely associated with the late President of the United States that it has become affectionately known as The Kennedy Rocker
The rocking chair may well have been around for centuries, but it wasn’t until U.S. President John F. Kennedy began using his famous Carolina Rocker in The White House that rocking chairs truly became a treasured American institution.
It is well known that the young President suffered from chronic back pain. To combat this Kennedy discovered the Carolina Rocker. Kennedy was so enamored by the chair, its back support and comfort that he accumulated over fourteen of the chairs in his lifetime – one of which was even kept on Air Force one.
Kennedy’s original Oval Office rocker is on permanent display at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston Massachusetts. Hardly a day went by in the 1960’s that photos of President Kennedy in his rocking chair didn’t appear in the local newspapers and magazines. It wasn’t long before the Carolina Cocker became affectionately known as “The Kennedy Rocker”.