Plank Bottom Chairs and Chairmakers, South Central Pennsylvania 1800-1880

Price: $29.25


Merri Lou Schaumann, Cumberland County Historical Society 2009

ISBN 0-9785645-4-5 $29.95 136 pages Hard Cover  (ISBN USED 418740004306 IN SYSYEM)

Although a plank bottom chair, with its stick and socket construction, is a Windsor chair, today the general public makes a distinction between a Windsor chair and a plank bottom chair. A Windsor chair is thought of as an undecorated, bow-back chair with spindles and turned legs, while a paint-decorated chair is considered a plank bottom chair. For that reason, the term plank bottom chair will be used interchangeable with Windsor chair throughout the test.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1: The Business of Chairmaking

Chapter 2: Chair Styles, Construction and Forms

Chapter 3: Painting and Decorating

Chapter 4: Design

Chapter 5: Directory of Chairmakers

Appendix A: Unsigned Chairs with Known Cumberland County Provenance

Appendix B: Sources of Information



Additional information

Weight1.6625 lbs
Dimensions11.25 × 8.625 × .5 in