A bit of history through photos of the chair- below is Van's dad, Mark, holding baby Van in the chair, (with their old Springer, Paws in the background). I love my father in law's beard and mustache! Apparently this chair worked wonders for rocking babies to sleep.
Finally-here is the chair now, definitely well loved and definitely in need of new upholstering- but completely classic.
Also, in this same shipment- they sent us one of Van's dads' paintings. We hung it over the fireplace in the living room- the colors are beautiful and really complement all of the light in the room.