The Lackley Ladderback Chair
A large variety of chairs were made in and around Woodstock, Vermont in the 1800's, and this is our version of the traditional ladderback form. In this chair, we have blended the lightness of post-and-rung construction with the strength and comfort of modern trapezoidal chairs.
The side rails are through-tenoned and wedged to the back legs, giving these chairs the strongest possible joinery at this crucial joint. The finest 18th century chairs were made this way, and the joinery is still tight today.
Professionally upholstered locally in Vermont, the seat is comprised of several layers for incredible comfort. The base is a webbing layer of polypropylene-encased rubber threads called "Elasbelt," which provides resilience and elasticity. This is the "gold standard" in upholstery, and is preferred over typical webbings such as jute, which sags over time, or straight polypropylene, which is too stiff. This layer is followed by three inches of foam, some Fiberfill, a layer of muslin, and finally, the soft leather cover. The result is elegance, durability and ultimate comfort.
The chairs are lacquered, hand-rubbed, and waxed.
Note: This chair is delivered in a plain muslin underupholstery, and can be upholstered in the fabric or leather of your choice for an extra charge.
Dimensions: 40" H x 22" D x 20" W
Wood: Walnut (Available in other woods)