Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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Early Queen Anne and slat-back chairs 138 AMERICAN HOMES AND GARDENS April, 1913
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Banister-back chair Elder Brewster slat-back chair Early Dutch rush-bottom chair period which lies between 1710 and 1720. It shows a seat ofrush such as is found in most chairs of like make. The ban-nisters that form the back are, generally speaking, plain infront but turned at the back. This is however, not alwaysthe case, as sometimes the turned side is on the front, whilethe plain frame forms the back. Other chairs of this type are perfectly plain and it isone of these that is shown in the George W. Adamshouse in Byfield, Massachusetts. It was originally usedby Annie Longfellow, the daughter of William Longfellowwho was the emigrant ancestor of that family in America.The chair was carried across the fields from her fathersadjoining estate by the young bride herself, at the time ofher marriage to Captain Adams. In the bannister back,we find that the slats are upright instead of horizontal.The chairs themselves are always finished with rush bot-toms and are usually painted black. The
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