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Earles_18th_C__folding_side_chair.jpgEarle's 18th century folding side chair144 viewsBlack walnut, stained, five coats of alkyd varnish wiped on and rubbed out with 0000 steel wool and a crumpled brown grocery bag.Sgt42RHR
Earles_chair_and_Johns_18th_century_side_chairs.jpgEarle and John's 18th C. folding side chairs124 viewsI have images of two originals with the same crest rail as on Earle's chair on the left. Isn't the green leather in Earle's chair the bomb!!Sgt42RHR
19th_century_folding_side_chairs_back_view.jpgChamfering and carving make the 1/2 inch thick backsplat look thinner when viewed from the front.97 viewsSgt42RHR
Johns_and_Earles_folding_side_chairs-side_view.jpgSide view99 viewsThe folding aspect of this chair varies little in multiple examples of original folding chairs from this period.Sgt42RHR
Glue_up_of_Earle_s_Chair_back_assembly.jpgGlue up of Earle's Chair223 viewsThis is the back assembly of Earle's Chippendale era folding side chair, I just finished final shaping of the legs, back posts, backsplat, and crest rail and glued it all together.Sgt42RHR
Chair_Folded--Side_View.JPGFolded Chair - Side vew267 viewsThe chair is about 6 inches deep when folded.Sgt42RHR
Front_right.JPG18th Century folding side chair278 viewsAmerican Black Walnut, Poplar, black leather upholsetery, seat 21 inches wide at the front, 17 inches wide at the rear, the seat surface is 18 inches tall, the crest rail is 38 inches tall. Weight 17 pounds. Stained and finished with ruby shellac and alkyd varnish.Sgt42RHR
right_rear.JPGRear View180 viewsThe back splat is 1/2 inch thick and chamfered on the back.Sgt42RHR
Seat_up_ready_to_fold.JPGSeat up and ready to fold219 viewsThe seat has been lifted and the side rails are ready to be folded inward, bringing the front legs to the rear. There are 12 hinges mortised into the rails and legs. There are two hinges mortised into the seat and spacer.Sgt42RHR
Chair_folded.JPGChair folded205 viewsThe seat lifts on two hinges and the side rails accordian inward bringing the front legs to the back legs. The seat is Poplar. The two strips on each side of the underside of the seat just fit inside the top side rails to keep the chair from from folding.Sgt42RHR
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