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    Posted 4 years ago

    Lunamarie
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    I have no clue what this is and I was wondering if anybody out there could tell me what it is used for and what the purpose of this chair is in what era that it had come from I hope you guys can help me out thank you very much

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
      Doubt it was used for milking.
    2. junkcollector junkcollector, 4 years ago
      It does, however, seem suited for sitting "backward" (facing the rail) and storing/holding something in that extra piece. Things like milking, tailoring, painting, working on a vertical/horizontal surface, etc do come to mind, so I could see why someone would suggest that. I wonder if that "backrest" is designed that way (wide/curved) for aesthetic or purpose (like a tray).
    3. junkcollector junkcollector, 4 years ago
      On a side note, in searching for something similar, reading chairs are rather interesting, as well. Supporting the idea that not all chairs are intended for "frontward sitting".
    4. junkcollector junkcollector, 4 years ago
      Ok, last guess before I move on. You might look at antique smoking chairs (the ones that were intended for "sitting backward" and resting your arms on the "back rail" while you smoke.
    5. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 4 years ago
      Weird idea kinda along the tailoring line of thought -- maybe the chair is made for someone to sit on one *side* (or the other) of its seat instead, such that the flat/wide/low "backrest" could hold small tools/materials/etc. conveniently while they otherwise work at some task...??

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