Early Tennessee Ladderback Chair and two (2) child's or miniature chairs, 3 items total. 1st item: Early Tennessee hickory ladderback armchair, attributed to Giles County, TN, featured in the ART AND MYSTERY OF TENNESSEE FURNITURE. Four arched slats with turned rear posts having ball shaped finials with long pinched necks; plain turned front posts with tapering feet; plain turned arms over front posts with sausage turnings above seat; front and sides with turned double stretchers and one stretcher across rear. Splint woven seat, possibly original, retaining traces of old paint or stain. Illustrated, THE ART AND MYSTERY OF TENNESSEE FURNITURE by Derita Coleman and Nathan Harsh, p. 262, fig. 374. Dimensions: 43" H x 21" W x 16 1/2" D. Circa 1830-1860. 2nd item: Middle Tennessee child's ladderback armchair made of mixed woods, with tall turned rear finials, two slightly curved and arched slats, turned arm rests and posts, and split oak woven seat; traces of green, red and yellow paint. Dimensions: 21" H x 14 1/4" W x 12" D. Mid 19th century. 3rd item: Miniature red painted ladderback armchair comprised of mixed woods, with tall turned rear finials, two slightly arched splats, turned arm rests and posts, and woven seat. Dimensions: 10 3/4" H x 6" W x 4 1/2" D. Late19th/early 20th century. Provenance: The estate of James (Jimmy) Neely, Smyrna, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: Old repair to one handrest. Area of narrow loss to top slat. Some breaks to seat. Possible loss of height to legs. Arms slightly loose. 2nd item: Overall good condition with general expected wear and losses; seat likely a 20th century replacement. 3rd item: Overall very good condition with light scattered wear and abrasions.
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