English Regional Chairs

Brief description

Ladder back side chair with a rush seat. The top ladder has a 'Cupid's bow' shape. This chair is attributed to Lincolnshire although the maker is unknown. It was probably made c.1800-1840.

Object name

side chair

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Production date


Production place

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

Physical description

Ladder back side chair with rush seat & with 4 equally spaced slender ladders in the back. The lower 3 ladders have arched tops & are straight below. Top ladder has 'Cupid's bow' shape. Straight turned front legs.
decoratively turned front stretcher type III; all parts branch turned
Chair back: ladder back with 4 graduated equally spaced slender ladders; 3 ladders have arched tops, straight below; top ladder has 'Cupid's bow' shape; turned back posts with decorative finial
Splat type: -
Front legs: turned legs with vase shaped feet
Back legs: plain turned legs tapered at feet
Feet: front: vase shaped; back: continuous with leg & tapered
Stretcher detail: box form, type BBi; double plain turned side stretchers
Front stretcher: decoratively turned stretcher type III
Back stretcher: single plain turned stretcher
Arm: -
Underarm supports: -
Seat: rush seat with wooden edge strips missing

Rights note

copyright of photo: B D Cotton
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