ribbon-back chair

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rococojo

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Ive just nicely joined sapfm,im a little shocked by a chair in the sapfm gallery? what I was trained to now and  produce as a ladder back chair,is being called a Ribbon-backed chair in its description,having studyed chippendale's design's all my life, this is incorrect,its discription should match its likeness.
 

Mark Arnold

Well-known member
Joseph,

I'm not very good at riddles. To what exactly are you referring? Is there a chair in the gallery described as a ladderback?
 

Mark Arnold

Well-known member
In the absence of a response, I believe I have deciphered the original post:

Joseph, who carved the Chippendale ribbon back chair recently added to the gallery
(http://www.sapfm.org/gallery/viewpiece.php?id=416), is taking exception to the fact that a Chippendale ladder back chair (http://www.sapfm.org/gallery/viewpiece.php?id=95) is also referred to as a ribbon back in the item description. From a construction point of view,  he has a valid argument. I'm not sure what the Silas Kopf quote has to do with anything, however.
 

Antiquity

Well-known member
In I. Sack's ten volume set of books he calls example #2 (php?id=95) a ladder-back chair.  So does Helen Comstock in "American Furniture".

Dennis Bork
 

Ed Griner

Well-known member
  Hello from so.jersey!! First of all,this chair is an outstanding example of carving and craftmanship. My reply was meant to be fun and witty,like all of my post. I just realized that rococojo and Dr. Joe Hemingway are one and the same,right? Welcome to our group and bear with us, I think.

                                                                      Ed Griner
 
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rococojo

Guest
hello ED, I thank you for the welcome, I'm pleased Ive found  new friends, Ill definitlty stick.
kindest regards
rococo jo
 
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