This small chair is a ladies sewing or knitting rocker, sometimes called a nursing rocker. The chair is always bigger than child-size but smaller than a full size rocker would be. The lack of arms allowed the lady of the house to easily nurse an infant, knit a sweater or sew a shirt while she rocked. These were utilitarian chairs of simple design. I am assuming mine is made from oak, but I'm not an expert on woods.
The seat has a couple of dings which I tried to show in the pictures. The caning in the seat is in perfect condition; don't know if it's original. I bought the chair in the early 1980's, It was made around 1900. It is very solid. The seat is 15" high and 15 1/2 " deep. The chair is 17" wide.

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