Splat Back Chairs Photos

Some early chairs had a splat (a flat piece of wood with an urn-like silhouette) placed vertically between the two back corner leg posts. The splat would support the sitter's back.

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Armchair etched with family names at Thomas Griswold House. Guilford, CT.Fiddle-back side chair at Hyland House. Guilford, CT.Fiddle back sidechair with rush seat at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Sidechair at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.
Armchair etched with family names at Thomas Griswold House. Guilford, CT.Fiddle-back side chair at Hyland House. Guilford, CT.Fiddle back sidechair with rush seat (c1750) at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Sidechair (c1730-60) at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.
Tall chest of drawers with half-arm chair at Stanley-Whitman House. Farmington, CT.Round tea table with chairs before corner china cabinet at Stanley-Whitman House. Farmington, CT.Drop front desk at Butler-McCook House Museum. Hartford, CT.Cherry table prob. by Jonathan Birge of East Windsor, chair from Saybrook, & portrait of two boys at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.
Tall chest of drawers with half-arm chair at Stanley-Whitman House. Farmington, CT.Round tea table with chairs before corner china cabinet at Stanley-Whitman House. Farmington, CT.Drop front desk at Butler-McCook House Museum. Hartford, CT.Cherry table (1790-1810) prob. by Jonathan Birge of East Windsor, chair (1740-70) from Saybrook, & portrait of two boys (c1765) at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.
Chairs, candle table & washstand in bedroom at Oliver Ellsworth Homestead Museum. Windsor, CT.Tea table with chairs at Phelps-Hathaway House. Suffield, CT.Round tea table with chairs & tea service at Silas Deane House. Wethersfield, CT.Square piano at Isaac Stevens House. Wethersfield, CT.
Chairs, candle table & washstand in bedroom at Oliver Ellsworth Homestead Museum. Windsor, CT.Tea table with chairs at Phelps-Hathaway House. Suffield, CT.Round tea table with chairs & tea service at Silas Deane House. Wethersfield, CT.Square piano at Isaac Stevens House. Wethersfield, CT.
Side chairs with rush seats from New England in Massachusetts Period Room at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC.Freehand painted side chair made in Lancaster County, PA in Illinois period bedroom at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC.Chairs & cabinet at Mayflower Society House. Plymouth, MA.Side chair with wicker seat at Home Sweet Home Museum. East Hampton, NY.
Side chairs with rush seats (1730-1800) from New England in Massachusetts Period Room at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC.Freehand painted side chair (c1855) made in Lancaster County, PA in Illinois period bedroom at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC.Chairs & cabinet at Mayflower Society House. Plymouth, MA.Side chair with wicker seat at Home Sweet Home Museum. East Hampton, NY.
Dressing table at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.Drop-front desk & chairs at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.Side chair with caning at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.Chair in which Garibaldi sat when carried wounded from the battlefield in 1866 at Garibaldi-Meucci Museum. Staten Island, NY.
Dressing table at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.Drop-front desk & chairs at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.Side chair with caning at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.Chair in which Garibaldi sat when carried wounded from the battlefield in 1866 at Garibaldi-Meucci Museum. Staten Island, NY.
Carved wood merman & oak stained black chair in ballroom at Hower House. Akron, OH.Child's rocking chair at Sherwood-Davidson House. Newark, OH.Burns' chair & writing table used by Burns while visiting Old Manse of Lochmaben at Robert Burns House. Dumfries, Scotland.Burns' chair with presentation plaque at Robert Burns House. Dumfries, Scotland.
Carved wood merman (probably Spanish) & oak stained black chair in ballroom at Hower House. Akron, OH.Child's rocking chair at Sherwood-Davidson House. Newark, OH.Burns' chair & writing table used by Burns while visiting Old Manse of Lochmaben at Robert Burns House. Dumfries, Scotland.Burns' chair with presentation plaque at Robert Burns House. Dumfries, Scotland.
Chairs in garden room at Culross Palace. Culross, Scotland.Spinning wheel & chair at The Study. Culross, Scotland.Kneehole writing desk & chair in Oak Room at Lauriston Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Card table with side chairs in parlor at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.
Chairs in garden room at Culross Palace. Culross, Scotland.Spinning wheel & chair at The Study. Culross, Scotland.Kneehole writing desk & chair in Oak Room at Lauriston Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Card table with side chairs in parlor at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.
Fireplace with large wood panel with side chairs at Phelps-Hathaway House. Suffield, CT.Red gallery with paintings & antique chairs at Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Side chair from Philadelphia, PA at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.Queen Anne side chair which may have belonged to William Penn at Chepstow. Newport, RI.
Fireplace with large wood panel with side chairs at Phelps-Hathaway House. Suffield, CT.Red gallery with paintings & antique chairs at Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Side chair (c1730) from Philadelphia, PA at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.Queen Anne side chair which may have belonged to William Penn at Chepstow. Newport, RI.
Portrait over chest & side chairs in dining room at Hill House. Helensburgh, Scotland.


Portrait over chest & side chairs in dining room at Hill House. Helensburgh, Scotland.



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