Friday, January 21, 2011

Back Page - One Armed Chairs



Two children
N. A. Watkins - Rising Star, Texas


Those one-armed chairs.

Have you ever actually seen one outside of a photograph?

Were they actually used for anything but studio props?

My friend over at Tattered and Lost suggests that they were designed to accommodate the bustle, a popular garment that women loved to wear during that era.



Child


Baby


Two children


Two children cabinet card


Three girls one boy
This one is a bit different:: It's not WICKER!
Spengler - 106&108 Stephenson St., Freeport Ill.

This also might be a stool with a small back. It is not as high as the back of the chair on the left so let's say it is a chair arm.


Where's Papa?
Do you see something different here?
The one-arm is on the left.


Two children and a one arm chair

Portrait of a boy

Two Women


Man in one arm chair


Family Cabinet Card


Two children in a rattan chair

































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2 comments:

  1. A friend said she believed they came about because of bustles. I think she might be onto something.

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  2. That seems quite logical. I bet that was the reason. I have never actually seen one.

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