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    Posted 8 years ago

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    This beloved chair has been in my life for more decades than I like to admit. It has traveled from my grandfather's home to my parents and now just in time for a significant birthday it is coming to my home. And suddenly I realize that we don't really know much about it. My grandfather called it a lady's chair and explained that the seat was narrow to accommodate hoop skirts. Any ideas what it is actually called, or guesses at history or dating? My research skills seem to be coming up short this week. Thanks so much!

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    1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 8 years ago
      First let me say you have a nice old chair. It looks homemade to me simply because of the dimension of the stock used. This isn't common. I seriously doubt hoop skirts enter into it but then they were before my time. I would research antique wooden spinning wheel chair (also called a stool). I seldom use the term antique but I think this item deserves the title.
    2. Manikin Manikin, 8 years ago
      I agree fhr I doubt it was because of huge slips and dress's of the time . The ladies would sit on armless chairs and when dressed in their finery clothes would not sit on this wood bench . I actually thought a cobblers type bench or something you might straddle , I do see a area where at one time it had a logo or small tacked padded cloth on back ? Homemade and I find it wonderful and unique !
    3. Manikin Manikin, 8 years ago
      Just a guess but what about a mans dressing bench/chair ? Hang his jacket on back and sit dow on it to put shoes on ? Maybe ??
    4. AnneLanders AnneLanders, 8 years ago
      It's beautiful. If it were English I would have said a clergy seat.
      And yes I. Agree it looks lovingly home made.
      A lot of church chairs were made by talented parishioners who wanted to make something special for the Mass celebration.

      But I'm sure it's not but just an observation.
    5. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 8 years ago
      Its lovely. Love its 'home made' look & your description made me smile. It does look uncomfortable.

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