Ladder-back Side Chair
HOA of seat: 15″
GROUP: This is part of an extensive group of vernacular turned chairs from Middle Georgia with a distinctive Franco-Germanic flavor. This particular example is significant for the survival of its original woven seat. The seat’s pattern is similar to Native American basketry, suggesting a direct tie to the Creek and Cherokee tribes that still inhabited vast stretches of Georgia when the chair was made.
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).