Category: Chairs
Dimensions: Height 97cm (38 inches) Seat height 33cm (13 inches) Depth 35.5cm (14 inches)
Date: Early 19th Century 1800 - 1830
Date Description: 19th Century Country Nursing Chair
Country of Origin: England
Dealer Reference: T155
Keywords: ChairNursingSpindle-back


Breast feeding babies in the 18th and 19th centuries was greatly facilitated by the Nursing Chair. They were designed with a low seat, thus allowing a woman to form a safe lap for the baby, and to rest her legs. The low arms are at the correct height for comfortably holding a baby. A high back gave good support to the woman's back and head.
This spindle back nursing chair dates from the early 19th century. It has turned and carved front legs, turned uprights and stretchers, and a rushed seat.

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