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Green Painted Ladderback Chair

​Straight ladderback painted (dark green) country chair. Typical of chairs from this area. Very much worn. Back posts are nice and hefty and come up to a turned neck topped with flattened ball finial. Concave shaped back slats. Origin Farintosh Plantation in Durham, NC

Object number: 1975.4.1

Dimensions: 38 1/2” H x 19 1/8” W - seat 15” tall

Estimated age 18th century.

What visitors say

Thank you so much for leading us on a guided tour of the Joel Lane House! I had no idea that the kitchen was separate from the main house, and how different the two are. I had always assumed that the most dangerous job for a slave was in the fields, but your expertise showed me that the kitchen (because of the heat and potential for fire) was actually the most dangerous for a slave woman…