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Collecting 18th Century Chairs : Pigeon Hole Chairs from the 18th Century

Collecting 18th Century Chairs : Pigeon Hole Chairs from the 18th Century


One more example of a Sheraton spindle back
they call a pigeon hole chair is right here it’s got a exaggerated plank seat here fairly
comfortable to sit in. It’s got a wide seat to it which on a lot of these chairs you’ll
find that narrow and not very deep. This one in particular has a deep wide plank seat in
it which adds a little bit to the comfort you can see the cutouts on here. It’s very
similar in Sheraton design you can see this example here just like we showed you earlier
on another chair. In a Sheraton style this has a continued arm on it, here the spindle
backs are almost on the top here one center post. I’m going to show you on the bottom
here of the plank as you get a little idea of what the bottom rung is damages you can
see here I’m going to show you where it’s pulled out. That happens from people putting
there foot on there and put too much pressure on it and it tears the post right out so that’s
something to watch out for. A lot of times these would be repaired and you won’t even
know it when you buy it so this is an example, this one is pulled out but what they do is
reglue this back and you would hardly notice it. So when you’re looking at a chair like
this what you want to do is turn it upside down take a look at the back take a look underneath
try to look at the corner joints where the spindles are connected. So that you can see
if there’s any damaged done to them that’s a good example of damaged done to the spindle
which is not unusual and what happens is just they replace them or the years. So this is
another example of a shape of a Sheraton chair.

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