- a chair back having a number of horizontal slats between uprights.
Origin of ladder back
First recorded in 1905–10
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Examples from the Web for ladder back
A chair termed the "ladder-back" was in use in France at the same time.Chats on Old Furniture
In some types of Yorkshire tables the stretchers are splat-form, like a ladder-back chair.
The ladder-back chair is, as its name denotes, decorated with horizontal supports, ladder fashion.
The ladder-back chairs he designated for his guests were beautiful.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves
Work Projects Administration
Rag rugs lay upon the floor, a table occupied the centre of the living room, and around it were four ladder-back chairs.Finding the Lost Treasure
Helen M. Persons
- a type of chair in which the back is constructed of horizontal slats between two uprights
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