West Indies Planter’s Armchair (19th Century)


West Indies mahogany and caned Planter’s Chair, having a sloped back connected to flat arms with swivel extensions for the legs, turned uprights and well yurned tapered legs, pegged construction. Like the Cuban prototype, these chairs had a curving seat and reclining backs. However, unlike the Cuban Planter´s chairs, these …

West Indies mahogany and caned Planter’s Chair, having a sloped back connected to flat arms with swivel extensions for the legs, turned uprights and well yurned tapered legs, pegged construction. Like the Cuban prototype, these chairs had a curving seat and reclining backs. However, unlike the Cuban Planter´s chairs, these had excessively long arms enabling weary planters to elevate their hot and swollen legs after a long day in the saddle. There are 2 versions of the Planter’s chair that developed in the West Indies: those with fixed extended arms and another one with folding extended arms.

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