Shaker Tilter Chair, New Lebanon, New York, c. 1840, with three arched slats and double stretchers, the back of the middle slat inscribed in script in pencil "Girls" and in black paint numbered "13.," refinished, (imperfections), ht. 40 3/4, seat ht. 15 3/4 in.
Literature: Gather Up the Fragments, p. 207.
This side chair is typical of those made for use within the community at Mount Lebanon in the 1830s and 1840s. The top slat of this example is curiously reinforced where it is mortised and pegged into the posts.
Shaker-done repairs to back of top slat, bottom slat a likely replacement, replaced tape seat.
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