Rescued from a local garage, a Cape antique guru determined that these three chairs date back to the 1830s.  They are joined with wooden pegs, the weaving rails are hand carved, and there are the dings that are typical of chairs of this age.  The fronts initially drew my attention, as they are wider than most ladderbacks, at 18" from edge-to-edge.  Then, there are the little "mule ears" at the back, and still-visible scoring lines on the back were the splats were to be joined.  One chair is slightly shorter than the other two.   The patina has been left intact, just polished a bit with beeswax and orange oil.   I've rewoven them in smoked reed in a herringbone pattern.  

Set of three ladderbacks - $400 

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