Description
This chair is simply described as ‘old fashioned homemade chair’ in the original label, which also records that it was donated by a Miss McLeod of Dunedin. There is no information about who made it, nor where it was used. It seems to have been made from various bits and pieces in a quite idiosyncratic way. The front legs are turned but the top sections have two flat sides and look as if they were originally the corners of something else. There are adze marks on the backs of the rear legs and the chair is joined together with pegged mortise and tenon, screws and nails. It is a sturdy, if not particularly comfortable, chair and has evidently been repaired a number of times. It is probably typical of much of the basic furniture pieces made by early settlers, with rudimentary skills and using whatever materials were to hand.
Measurements
1060x450x375mm

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