Ladderback Chair



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Ladderback Chair

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Ladderback Chair
ca. 1840-1900

Content Description: 

Chair or Ladderback Chair. Has rawhide seat once tied by rawhide straps. Strongly tapered front and back feet; two rungs on sides and front front; one back rung; front rung worn in two places where feet rest naturally. Back legs/stiles taper from bottom to top, ending in ball finials. Three slats, each bowed, all have slight arching. Very wide seat rails or lists. Factory cut nails holding hide to back of stile are original to chair. 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: 35" W: 19" D: 14 1/2"
500 S Bronough St,Florida,Tallahassee,32399