La-Z-Boy Chair Company Sales Model "Reclina Rocker" Chair, 1961

Summary

The first to combine a built in ottoman with a rocking feature, this model dramatically increased La-Z-Boy's sales in the early 1960s. Middle class Americans eagerly adopted the chair for use in dens, family and living rooms. This chair served as William M. Clary's La-Z-Boy salesman sample, traveling the country from dealer to dealer.

The first to combine a built in ottoman with a rocking feature, this model dramatically increased La-Z-Boy's sales in the early 1960s. Middle class Americans eagerly adopted the chair for use in dens, family and living rooms. This chair served as William M. Clary's La-Z-Boy salesman sample, traveling the country from dealer to dealer.

Artifact

Reclining chair

Date Made

1961

Creators

La-Z-Boy Chair Company 

Place of Creation

United States 

Fully Furnished
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Fully Furnished

Object ID

2015.78.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of La-Z-Boy, Incorporated.

Material

Wood (Plant material)
Metal
Polyester (Fiber)
Polyurethane foam
Burlap

Color

Orange (Color)
Red
Yellow
Green
Brown

Dimensions

Height: 37 in

Width: 30.75 in

Length: 59.5 in  (when extended)

Inscriptions

handwritten in black on bottom: WILLIAM M CLARY handwritten in black on bottom: SALESMAN / WILLIAM M. CLARY / ATLANTA, GA 30319 handwritten in blue on bottom: SAMPLE paper tag on bottom: This Chair has been Made in United States of America by La-Z-Boy Chair Co., under one or more of the following patents: 1,789,337 / 1,941,901 / 1,952,376 / 2,240,830 / 2,279,291 / 2,279,292 / 2,279,293 / 2,781,823 / 2,817,388 / 2,863,495. Other patents applied for. / La-Z-Boy CHAIR COMPANY / MONROE, MICHIGAN / Also patented in other countries.

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