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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 for the excellent tour of the Joel Lane House.  I learned a lot about the history of Raleigh as well as the Joel Lane House.  I learned how harsh conditions were back then and how we take for granted things they did not have back then.  The structure of houses has really changed a lot since the Joel Lane House was built.