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. 1870-1920

Content Description: 

Chair, Hall. Or Side or Ladderback Chair. Rawhide seat laced on with rawhide strips. Stiles taper upward and end in plain rounded tops. Three thick sawn (rather than riven} slats which bow out and have plain straight profiles. Remnants of Spanish red paint and gold stringing on center slat and legs. Feet taper slightly, proper left front foot has been worn or cut down and now makes chair twist out of level. Two stretchers each on all four sides. Lower front stretcher worn in two places where feet would be placed. Hide seat has some hair left on underside. 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: 33 1/2" W: 16 1/2" D: 19"
500 S Bronough St,Florida,Tallahassee,32399