Ladder Back Chairs Photos

Some early American chairs had simple designs where two or more horizontal slats formed the backrest on simple chairs.

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Chairs & wooden chest at A.R. Mitchell Museum of Western Art. Trinidad, CO.Painted sidechair at Medad Stone Tavern Museum. Guilford, CT.Corner cabinet & ladder-back rocking chair at Butler-McCook House Museum. Hartford, CT.Early American stenciled side char at Nathan Hale Homestead Museum. Coventry, CT.
Chairs & wooden chest at A.R. Mitchell Museum of Western Art. Trinidad, CO.Painted sidechair at Medad Stone Tavern Museum. Guilford, CT.Corner cabinet & ladder-back rocking chair at Butler-McCook House Museum. Hartford, CT.Early American stenciled side char at Nathan Hale Homestead Museum. Coventry, CT.
Tall clock & side table in dining room at Nathan Hale Homestead Museum. Coventry, CT.Ladder-back armchair at Nathan Hale Homestead Museum. Coventry, CT.Side chair by Lambert Hitchcock of Riverton, CT at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Ladder-back rocking chair & table with drawers which belonged to Oliver's mother at Oliver Ellsworth Homestead Museum. Windsor, CT.
Tall clock & side table in dining room at Nathan Hale Homestead Museum. Coventry, CT.Ladder-back armchair at Nathan Hale Homestead Museum. Coventry, CT.Side chair (1825-32) by Lambert Hitchcock of Riverton, CT at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Ladder-back rocking chair & table with drawers which belonged to Oliver's mother at Oliver Ellsworth Homestead Museum. Windsor, CT.
Dining room at Isaac Stevens House. Wethersfield, CT.Side chairs in dining room at Isaac Stevens House. Wethersfield, CT.Side chair with painted back at Isaac Stevens House. Wethersfield, CT.Early American armchair at Buttolph-Williams House. Wethersfield, CT.
Dining room at Isaac Stevens House. Wethersfield, CT.Side chairs in dining room at Isaac Stevens House. Wethersfield, CT.Side chair with painted back at Isaac Stevens House. Wethersfield, CT.Early American armchair at Buttolph-Williams House. Wethersfield, CT.
Painted arm chair at New London Maritime Museum. New London, CT.Drop-front desk & bookshelf with ladderback armchair at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.Chairs & desk in Van Gogh's bedroom at Saint-Paul Asylum. Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France.Ladder-back chair with high-button boots at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Painted arm chair at New London Maritime Museum. New London, CT.Drop-front desk & bookshelf with ladderback armchair at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.Chairs & desk in Van Gogh's bedroom at Saint-Paul Asylum. Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France.Ladder-back chair with high-button boots at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Hitchcock rocking chair with caned seat as stenciled by Rose Standish Nichols & flax wheel in rear bedroom at Nichols House Museum. Boston, MA.Hitchcock side chair with caned seat as stenciled by Rose Standish Nichols in rear bedroom at Nichols House Museum. Boston, MA.Dresser by Thomas Seymour of Boston & stenciled Hitchcock side chair in front bedroom at Nichols House Museum. Boston, MA.Tables & chairs in bar room at Hartwell Tavern at Minute Men National Historical Park. Concord, MA.
Hitchcock rocking chair with caned seat as stenciled by Rose Standish Nichols & flax wheel in rear bedroom at Nichols House Museum. Boston, MA.Hitchcock side chair with caned seat as stenciled by Rose Standish Nichols in rear bedroom at Nichols House Museum. Boston, MA.Dresser by Thomas Seymour of Boston & stenciled Hitchcock side chair in front bedroom at Nichols House Museum. Boston, MA.Tables & chairs in bar room at Hartwell Tavern at Minute Men National Historical Park. Concord, MA.
Drop-leaf table & ladder-back armchair at Jabez Howland House. Plymouth, MA.Ladder-back armchair at Jabez Howland House. Plymouth, MA.Stenciled & caned side chair at Jeremiah Lee Mansion. Marblehead, MA.Original filigreed chair of Millard Fillmore in his house. East Aurora, NY.
Drop-leaf table & ladder-back armchair at Jabez Howland House. Plymouth, MA.Ladder-back armchair at Jabez Howland House. Plymouth, MA.Stenciled & caned side chair at Jeremiah Lee Mansion. Marblehead, MA.Original filigreed chair of Millard Fillmore in his house. East Aurora, NY.
Unrestored Fillmore chair with cane seating at Millard Fillmore House. East Aurora, NY.Vintage chairs & commode at Custom House Museum. Sag Harbor, NY.Highboy dresser & rocking chairs at Custom House Museum. Sag Harbor, NY.Rocking chairs at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.
Unrestored Fillmore chair with cane seating at Millard Fillmore House. East Aurora, NY.Vintage chairs & commode at Custom House Museum. Sag Harbor, NY.Highboy dresser & rocking chairs at Custom House Museum. Sag Harbor, NY.Rocking chairs at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.
Ladder-back rocking chair at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.Drop leaf table & caned chairs at Shriver House Museum. Gettysburg, PA.Stenciled caned side chair at Nichols-Rice-Cherry House at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.Ladder-back chair with cowhide seat at Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture. New Braunfels, TX.
Ladder-back rocking chair at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.Drop leaf table & caned chairs at Shriver House Museum. Gettysburg, PA.Stenciled caned side chair at Nichols-Rice-Cherry House at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.Ladder-back chair with cowhide seat at Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture. New Braunfels, TX.
"Mule ear" chair with cowhide seat at Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture. New Braunfels, TX.Hallway paintings & furniture at French Legation Museum. Austin, TX.Side chair with cow-hide seat in kitchen at French Legation Museum. Austin, TX.Cooking fireplace & armchair at Provand's Lordship. Glasgow, Scotland.
"Mule ear" chair with cowhide seat at Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture. New Braunfels, TX.Hallway paintings & furniture at French Legation Museum. Austin, TX.Side chair with cow-hide seat in kitchen at French Legation Museum. Austin, TX.Cooking fireplace & armchair at Provand's Lordship. Glasgow, Scotland.
American chairs owned by Elizabeth & James Monroe at Ash Lawn: ladder back, Windsor arm, rod-back Windsor side chairs. Charlotttesville, VA.Painted & stenciled chair by Daniel M. Tuthill of Saxton's River, VT at Vermont History Center. Barre, VT.Chair at Museum of Decorative Arts. Barcelona, Spain.Amana-style wooden chair at Krauss Furniture Factory. South Amana, IA.
American chairs (late 18th C) owned by Elizabeth & James Monroe at Ash Lawn: ladder back, Windsor arm, rod-back Windsor side chairs. Charlotttesville, VA.Painted & stenciled chair (c1840) by Daniel M. Tuthill of Saxton's River, VT at Vermont History Center. Barre, VT.Chair (late 19th C) at Museum of Decorative Arts. Barcelona, Spain.Amana-style wooden chair at Krauss Furniture Factory. South Amana, IA.
Side chair with woven rush seat by Lambert Hitchcock at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Early American chair with carved trees in ladder back at Denison Homestead Museum. Stonington, CT.Desk & armchair at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.American painted poplar side chair at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.
Side chair with woven rush seat (1826-9) by Lambert Hitchcock at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Early American chair with carved trees in ladder back at Denison Homestead Museum. Stonington, CT.Desk & armchair at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.American painted poplar side chair (1825-35) at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.
Chest of drawers & sidechairs in upstairs hallway at Manderston House. Duns, Scotland.


Chest of drawers & sidechairs in upstairs hallway at Manderston House. Duns, Scotland.



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