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Ladderback Chair

Definition: Ladderback Chair

This type of wooden chair is defined by a very high back that resembles a ladder. The back is made from two vertical posts held together by evenly spaced horizontal slats. The style, which is often used in dining rooms, evokes a farmhouse vibe. Ladderback chairs were especially popular among the The Shakers, who were known for crafting simple, unadorned wooden furniture.


lindaloo lindaloo 10 years
Great, classic chairs.
libs1dlab libs1dlab 10 years
These chairs are wonderfully simple. I love them.
MamaD MamaD 10 years
I had 2 antique ladder back chairs from the 1800's in Upstate New York. We hung them on the wall for decoration and they looked great!! But alas, I lost custody of them in my divorce!!
SugarFreak SugarFreak 10 years
Love. It. And i don't normally go for something so non-cozy looking, but I'm diggin this chair.
i-am-elle i-am-elle 10 years
I think I would feel very tiny sitting in this chair. Haha.
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