An Interesting South African Dutch Cape Chair with a brass plaque

An Interesting South African Dutch Cape Chair with a brass plaque reading : ‘Taken from a farmhouse near Ermelo . S.A 1901 . By John Disney . 1 st Essex Reg?.’ Stinkwood with rawhide thong
Circa 1850 – 60
Size : 85 cm high – 33½ ins high
Ermelo is on the borders of Swaziland 205 kilometres from Johannesburg and would have been an area involved in the second Anglo-Boer war of 1899 – 1902 .
A characteristic of these chairs , often made by turners and joiners who doubled up as wagon makers and house writes , is the protrusion of the front leg posts slightly above the seat rails which was a device to keep loose seat cushions used at the time from slipping .
See Finch & Co catalogue no. 5 ( item no. 21 ) for a collection of South African Dutch Cape chairs

An Interesting South African Dutch Cape Chair with a brass plaque

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