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Ladder-back Side Chair

Place Made:
Walton County Georgia United States of America
Date Made:
1840-1880
Medium:
paint –wood
Dimensions:
HOA: 35″
HOA: seat: 13 1/2″
WOA: 17 1/2″
DOA: 14 1/2″
Accession Number:
5519.2
Description:
DESCRIPTION: Ladder-back side chair; acorn shaped finials; cylindric and ring turning on rear post; painted white; four undulating bowed splats; box stretchers with two on all sides; front legs extend above the oak split seat.

GROUP: This is part of an extensive group of vernacular turned chairs from Middle Georgia with a distinctive Franco-Germanic flavor.

This chair group was the subject of an exhibit and monograph by Dale L. Couch:
Couch, Dale L., “Echoes from the Continent: Franco-Germanic Chairs in Georgia” (Madison, Georgia: Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, 2010).

Credit Line:
MESDA Purchase Fund