Two World War I soldiers conceptualized a chair business. After the war, in 1926,
P&P Chair Company began. Later, founder W.C. Page Sr. became owner and based the family business on common sense, hard work and great materials. The comfortable, stately chairs were popular and business was good.
Then an unusual chain of events led business from good to legendary.
In 1953, New York Dr. Janet Travell visited North Carolina and bought a P&P Carolina Rocker with cane seat and back styling. A patient, a senator from Massachusetts, suffered chronic back pain and his comfort in the rocker,
coupled with her medical advice, led to his acquiring the rocker for therapy.
That Senator became President John F. Kennedy Jr. and the rest is history.
Photos of the President rocking in the Oval Office appeared. Everyone inquired about the "Kennedy Rocker". CBS interviewed Mr. Page.
The story was featured in LIFE, TIME and Newsweek. The phone rang constantly.
P&P refused mass production, remained small, often making 250 chairs a day. The cane version of the Carolina Rocker became "The Kennedy Rocker".
JFK collected over twelve P&P rockers place in spots he frequented;
one chair even on Air Force ONE. His Oval Office rocker resides at the
JFK Library & Museum and two others earned $442,500 and $453,500 at auction.
- Steam-bent back posts and rails arch at a Avaliable in 2 Colors:
proper point to support sitter's back Harvest or Golden Oak.
- Rockers with the cane seat and back offer
firmness yet natural spring
- Low seat enables you to keep your feet flat JFK Rocker- $295 **IN STOCK**
on the floor when rocking, which can cause Soft Cream Cushion Set - add $79
less pressure on the spine
- Depth and height of the seat is designed to
not cut into the back of your legs
- Wide armrests, set low, add comfortable
elbow support & balance
- Flatness of the runner arc forces you to make
the rocker move and gently contract and relax
back muscles, thus benefiting people
with back problems