The majority in my collection are later, and of about one and one-half inch diameter.Height of the chair seat is often an item that keeps many a would-be purchaser away from slat-back.

Still look look 1 year laterForget that rusty stepper gathering cobwebs in the garage. Slat-back chairs can be used at thirty-inch tables either by adding a two-inch button turning to each leg, pegged in and glued for permanence, or by placing cushions on the seats.

I've decided that I should look into its age and value a little more before i do that.

The growing appreciation of their worth makes classification of types and ages imperative.Slat-back, rush-seated chairs were made in New England almost from the landings on Plymouth Rock. Ladders today are giving interiors a major style boostReclaim dated dining chairs for far less than buying new, using spray paint, modern fabric and a handful of tea bagsJunk? It took much less skill to make crude ladder-backs than it did the curved Windsors that were their contemporaries. Transform that valuable space into an office, pool room, library or loungeCustom woodwork, stained glass and Arts and Crafts touches create warm, earthy interiors in a ranch-style homeA collection of indoor slides and crazy staircases is sure to bring out the kid in youYou can use them to hang linens, stack plants and add rustic charm to a roomYes, they're great in libraries. Knowing how to tell how old a rocking chair is can help you identify the chair as much as a maker's mark can. I sanded the old finish with fine grade sandpaper to get off any sheen and then went over them with steel wool. The fact that you have 4 and they all match is plus. 05 of 07. I would love to know where you found this info-- the scribe line jig is a really convincing tidbit. That's about the time when the turned stretchers were made and when they started with the "Shaker Tilt".Not at all. When it comes to antique dining chairs, age and condition determine if your fine furniture is worth a fortune or a pittance.

I don't know if it was from a book, from one of our family excursions to check out designs to incorporate into our own furnitue, or one of those times when a chair came in for repair and I asked, 'grandpop... what the heck kind of chair is this?' Walnut and mahogany were prevalent between the years 1700 to 1800, and maple and cherry were common from 1800–1900. How to Tell When Dining Chairs Were Made.

Honestly, does no one know how to say, "Not my style, I personally wouldn't keep them"? The wide, curved slat, while most comfortable and common, is not in sufficient rarity to command a premium price. Do not let the uninformed tell you these chairs have been cut off. But those commonly seen date from approximately 1720 to 1820, at which time fancy Sheratons and Hitchcocks gained in popular favor over the more sturdy slat-back.To determine the age and value of a slat-back chair, look closely at the turning, the slats and stretchers. I've been hit with a hammer more than a few times ;-) You saying that the OP's chair is pre 1850?

Some things I've noticed: Chair is made of maple and ash with a shellac finish .

Today I notice they have greatly appreciated in value, with many people bidding competitively to finish out sets they have started.I had occasion, recently, to examine my own collection of ladder-backs in the light of examples preserved in old New England houses and museums. I recently had to touch up the back of the legs where my grandson's cars hit, but I just took them outside and hit them with the spray paint.

Whoever made it really knew what they were doing.

If you don't find a mark in these places, inspect the whole chair, but be aware the tag might just be missing. Being honest and being rude are not mutually exclusive. or something of that nature is rude.