English Regional Chairs

Brief description

Bar top ladder back side chair with a rush seat. This chair is attributed to Lincolnshire although the maker is unknown. It was probably made c.1800-1840.

Object name

side chair

Object number


Production date


Production place

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

Physical description

Ladder back side chair with recently replaced rush seat. 3 ladders in back with arched tops & straight below. Back uprights connected by cross rail with domes through-tenons which protrude above the rail. Straight turned front legs. Similar to ERC.NE214
decoratively turned front stretcher type I; bar top with back uprights with domed through-tenons protruding, a feature of Eastern counties; legs tapered at feet
Chair back: ladder back with 3 ladders with arched tops, straight below; turned back posts connected by bar top rail & with domed through-tenons protruding
Splat type: -
Front legs: turned legs with decorative turned section near seat & indented ring near tapered feet; legs morticed into square corners of seat frame
Back legs: plain turned legs tapered at feet
Feet: continuous with leg
Stretcher detail: box form, type EEi; double plain turned side stretchers
Front stretcher: decoratively turned stretcher type I
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
copyright of photo: ERC p159 (similar example)
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