Ladderback Chair

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Ladderback Chair

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Title:  

Ladderback Chair
Date:
ca. 1840-1900

Content Description: 

Chair, Hall or Ladderback Chair. Has rawhide seat tied by rawhide straps. Two rungs on sides and one on front and back; front rung worn in two places where feet naturally rest. Back legs/stile taper from bottom to top, ending in elongated acorn finial. Turned shoulder on each back leg at point where it becomes the stile. Three slats, each bowed and graduated in length from small at bottom to long at top. Bottom slat has strong arch, middle and top are flat. Remnants of white paint on most surfaces. Bottom and middle slats are chamfered along top edge. 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. 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: 34 1/2" W: 19 1/2" D: 16"

Location:
500 S Bronough St,Florida,Tallahassee,32399
Identifier:
36373

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