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Ladderback Chair

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Ladderback Chair
ca. 1840-1900

Content Description: 

Chair, or Ladderback Chair. Has rawhide seat tied with rawhide strips. Front legs have a slight neck turned at the bottom Two rungs on sides and front, one rung on bottom in back; top front rung worn in two places where feet naturally rest. Front legs taper from center to narrowing top and bottom. Back legs/stiles taper from bottom to top, ending in elongated acorn finial. Seat has remnant hairs on outside and inside. May be a replacement seat. Three slats, each bowed and graduated in length from small at bottom to long at top. Bottom slat has strong arch, middle slat has slight arch, top is flat. Center slat may be a replacement. This type of chair had dry rungs and slats inserted into freshly turned green legs; the legs shrank around the dry rungs, locking them in place.

Physical Description: 

H: 32 3/4" W: 19" D: 17"
500 S Bronough St,Florida,Tallahassee,32399