Turned ladderback chair. Made of maple with unidentified secondary wood; wood has been painted brown over red. The back has three slats with slightly arched top edges. The front legs and rear stiles have cylinder and ring turnings, with turned feet. The stiles are topped by urn finials. The front stretchers are sausage-turned. Rush seat. Chair measures 36.750 inches high x 19.125 inches wide x 16 inches deep. This form of ladderback chair, known as the Bergen County type, is associated particularly with northern New Jersey. It may have been made in New Jersey or New York.
|Ownership and History||
This chair shows Dutch influence in the urn finials, the turned feet, and the turnings on the front stretchers.
|Maker||Bergen County, New Jersey|
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