Here the splat is slightly different from those of its companions.
Exhibiting florid turning and Yorkshire type of splat stretchers.
The Prince of Wales's feathers, so often associated with Hepplewhite's own work, are embodied in the splat of one.
With sunk seat for squab cushion, turned uprights and legs and curious back, showing transition from lath back to splat back.
The oak form is rigidly retained in all except the back and splat of Queen Anne days.
The back shows the transition from the lath back (such as in the chairs simulating the cane-work) to the splat back.
The one with the horseshoe back is devoid of the splat, which had now disappeared.
It was therefore natural that in the farmhouse examples the plain Dutch splat would readily find favour as more easily executed.
The splat, with its varying forms, denotes the date of the chair.
The work in the splat is slightly suggestive of Welsh carving, especially that style associated with Welsh love-spoons.
"to land with a smacking sound," 1897, probably of imitative origin.
A slap or smack (1958+)
To hit with a smacking sound; slap: I wouldn't be at all concerned that a tomato would splat me in the face (1922+)