English Regional Chairs

Brief description

Ladder back side chair with four crescent shaped ladders in the back and a rush seat. This chair is attributed to Lincolnshire although the maker is unknown. It was probably made c.1780-1820.

Object name

side chair

Object number



On Display

Production date


Production place

Lincolnshire (made)
NE-L (ERC) (made)

Physical description

Ladder back side chair with rush seat & with recently replaced rush seat. 4 crescent shaped ladders in back. Straight turned front legs. Prominent finials to the back uprights.
decoratively turned front stretcher type IV; regionally specific decorative finials
Chair back: ladder back with 4 graduated crescent shaped ladders; turned back posts with inscribed ring near regionally specific prominent decorative finials
Splat type: -
Front legs: turned legs, lowered
Back legs: plain turned legs, lowered
Feet: continuous with leg
Stretcher detail: box form, type EEi; double plain turned side stretchers
Front stretcher: decoratively turned stretcher type IV
Back stretcher: double plain turned stretchers
Arm: -
Underarm supports: -
Seat: rush seat with wooden edge strips missing

Rights note

copyright of photo: B D Cotton
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