[SOLVED] Chair - Double Seated Ladderback/Wagon Seat Chair
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    Jan 2013
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    Chair - Double Seated Ladderback/Wagon Seat Chair

    Currently, trying to get information about location and date this chair was made. Others I've seen online are described as wagon seats. Thanks, in advance, for all possible responses. :=)
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    Oct 2006
    Herndon Virginia
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    Figure 621 shows a small double chair of
    the slat-back variety, the property of Mr. Dwight Blaney. Such pieces are called
    wagon chairs, because they were intended to be placed in the farm wagons to
    furnish seats when the wagon was to be used as a carriage. Such pieces are
    fairly common throughout the country places and were probably used through a
    long period, the earlier ones having large turnings in the usual manner. The
    outer legs are often notched with a flat outer surface so that they will fit into the sides of the wagon.


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    us
    Oct 2006
    Herndon Virginia
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    A fine double ladder-back example having three turned back posts with ovoid
    shaped finials, three sets of graduated arched beveled ladders and carved drop
    scroll arms. Walnut, retaining an old or original stain and varnish surface.
    In an excellent state of preservation. Probably Pennsylvania. Circa
    1810.
    H. 37 1/2" seat h. 16"
    $4,800.

    Wow! Kinda spendy! I wonder if I could put one in the back of my truck for the kids?

    DCMatt
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    Governor - North Carolina - 1843

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    us
    Oct 2006
    Herndon Virginia
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    Search Google images for 'antique "wagon seat" '. I saw a dozen or so pictured.

    DCMatt
    "It's a long time between drinks."
    Attributed to John Motley Morehead
    Governor - North Carolina - 1843

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    Ben from NH, the Z means nothing

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    It's possible that yours was once a rocker (thus not intended for the back of a wagon) as the rear legs have been shortened. The side stretchers should be parallel to the ground (no, it wasn't meant to lean back). So either a rear leg got damaged or (more commonly) a rocker broke, resulting in a "repair" that has turned this into a bit of a recliner.
    Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain

  6. #6

    Jan 2013
    9
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Thanks everyone for your replies. All are quite helpful. I was delighted to see one as weathered as mine (DCMatt). Regarding the rocker possibility, I don't think so. When I sit in it, it's quite comfortable, and there's no leaning forward or back. I'm sure it's a wagon seat, particularly since several of the photos sent show the three connected front and back posts. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU EVERYONE.

 

 

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