Rawhide Seat Hall or Ladderback Chair



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Rawhide Seat Hall or Ladderback Chair

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Rawhide Seat Hall or Ladderback Chair
ca. 1840-1900

Content Description: 

Chair, Hall. Or Side or Ladderback Chair. Hickory and diffuse porous hardwood. Animal hide seat fastened with rawhide strips. Straight cylindrical feet and legs. Two stretchers on each side and one each front and back. Front stretcher shows significant wear where feet would have rested. Stiles taper slightly toward top and end in ball finials. Three slats each bowed out with scalloped ends in center. Remnants of a finish on many areas of surface. 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 1/8" W: 19 1/8" D: 16 1/2"
500 S Bronough St,Florida,Tallahassee,32399