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Chairs: Antique & Unique These three chairs have one thing in common, they were all made for children.
The wicker rocker (left) is a late Victorian example, painted brown for protection from the elements, which is a characteristic of outdoor furniture. Its wide seat and ample proportions were ideal for passing the evening on the porch.
In the center is a small slat back rocker of the early 1800s, a simple conversion of a regular chair. Although a handcrafted country chair, the accentuated arch of the top slat gives the chair a bit of style.
On the right is a child's Morris chair dating from the 1890s. Reflecting the ideals of the designer and social reformer William Morris, this sturdy oak armchair is not only upholstered for added comfort, but built for its back to adjust to different positions. The chair is typical of the Arts & Crafts movement, which sought utility and well-being within functionality.
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