A rocking chair with wood seat curved upward, delicate spindles, and wide scrolled top rail. Painted with fine ornaments. A Boston Rocker is a type of wooden rocking chair that originated in the 19th century in Boston, Massachusetts. It is characterized by its curved backrest and legs that are attached to curved rockers, allowing the chair to rock back and forth. Boston Rockers typically have a simple and elegant design, often made of hardwood and featuring decorative details such as spindles on the backrest. They are known for their comfort and are commonly used in living rooms, porches, and nurseries.