Date about 1780.
fact the "ladder-back" was a pattern common to the trade from 1760 to 1790, and was embellished in a variety of ways in the hands of different makers. The details of the patera and catkins applied to such a well-known model is much more suggestive of Hepple-white than of Adam, having regard to the narrow limits of form to which the latter confined himself.
Figs. 231, 232, and 233 are three hall chairs from the Guide, all of which, although somewhat absurd in drawing, bear the appearance of having been copied from previously executed models. The five wheat-ears cresting the back of the first, the pieces uniting the
MAHOGANY "LADDER-HACK" CHAIR.
3 ft. 2 ins. from floor to top of back. I ft. SJ ins. across front of seat. I ft. 6i ins. depth of seat.
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