The first people who developed the nailhead accent chair in the form we know it today are not known. But according to several sources on the Internet. The chair was invented in America in the 18th century. The idea of a rocking chair probably came from the cradle. And from the first simple rocking chairs of the 17th century Europe. Since then, the rocking chair has become a popular piece of furniture, which, however, has long been associated with older people. You have guaranteed to see an old lady in a rocking chair in a movie or a TV show.