Child’s William and Mary Ladder Back Armchair

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Child’s size William and Mary Baroque ladder back armchair featuring bulbous turned finials, swelled arm rests, splint seat and step turned front stiles.  Massachusetts, likely Plymouth area, 1725 – 1750.

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A visitor to our shop asked why almost all of our child chairs were arm chairs.  The answer, of course, is so the little ones were less likely to fall out of their seat.  How easy it is to forget that these kids chairs were actually used, and used hard, by a long succession of children.