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slat back

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noun
  1. a chair back having two or more horizontal slats between upright posts.

Origin of slat back

First recorded in 1890–95
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Historical Examples

  • The year 1700 marked the introduction of the slat-back chair, which enjoyed a long period of popularity.

    Colonial Homes and Their Furnishings

    Mary H. Northend

  • From 1710 to 1720 the banister-back chair was much used, though it never enjoyed equal favor with the slat-back type.

  • There are Chippendale chairs, with carved rosettes, in low relief, vis-a-vis with a child's slat-back chair.

    Historic Homes

    Mary H. Northend

  • The slat-back chair beside the bookcase is the most valuable type of its period, being made about 1750.

    Remodeled Farmhouses

    Mary H. Northend