English Regional Chairs

Brief description

Ladder back side chair with two decoratively turned front stretchers 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

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Production date


Production place

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

Physical description

Ladder back side chair, rush seat with residues of blue paint, and original edging strips. 4 ladders in the back, with arched tops & flowing upward indentations below. Straight turned front legs, connected by 2 decoratively turned stretchers.
decoratively turned front stretchers type III
Chair back: ladder back with 4 graduated ladders with arched tops & flowing indentations below; turned back posts with regionally distinctive finials
Splat type: -
Front legs: turned legs with decorative turned section near seat & single ring near tapered feet; legs morticed into square corners of seat frame
Back legs: plain turned legs tapered at feet
Feet: continuous with leg & tapered
Stretcher detail: box form, type FF; triple plain turned side stretchers
Front stretcher: 2 decoratively turned stretchers type III
Back stretcher: double plain turned stretchers
Arm: -
Underarm supports: -
Seat: rush seat

Rights note

copyright of photo: B D Cotton
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