I don’t usually take pictures of chairs. At least not in the same way I do other furniture. There is just so much about chairs I don’t know. I see ladderbacks with two or three rungs. Different styles of turnings. Different feet and finials. I’m sure it all has meaning. I just don’t know what they are telling me.
I was in back in Baton Rouge, LA a few weeks back and couldn’t resist another visit to the LSU Rural Life Museum. I was there last year and was fascinated by the place. Too much to see. I got four blogs out of it!
I knew there couldn’t be that much new in a year but I wanted to see it all again. Then I started noticing all the chairs There are a lot of them there. Some are not ones I typically see. Some are variations that are… unique.
Here we see ladderback with what seems to be a leather seat:
If you look at the back you see that the rungs are not mortised in but nailed on.
Not aware of seeing this before.
This is a more typical chair:
Here is another novel chair, springs under the front legs:
To see these and the rest of the chairs from the Rural Life Museum, click HERE.
If you are feeling nostalgic or weren’t around last year, here are the four blogs from 2014. Just click on one to be taken back in time.