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Delaware Valley Ladder-back Arm Chair

This chair pictured in Tiger Maple is the product of my own unique interpretation of an early Eighteenth Century Delaware Valley ladder-back armchair. The bent, undercut rear slats and turned rear posts are its most distinguishing features. Additionally, the cage-like base stretchers with the large bulbous front turning along with the unornamented carved arms are also common among early ladder-back armchairs. However, this chair tells the story of formal transition. The front cabriole legs with drake feet, turned arm posts, and scalloped slats beneath the rushed seats, are all examples of early Queen Ann chairs found in same region. Finally, the chair’s broad stance offers ample space between the arms for maximum comfort.


I can make this chair as an individual piece or in sets with or without arms as is featured below.

Post Top
Arm Turning
Bottom Turning
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