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Antigonish Heritage Museum

Chair, Slat-Back

Accession number: 93.13.1
Date: before 1900
Materials: Wood; paint; nail;
Measurements: 39.5 cm W x 77.5 cm H x 38.5 cm Depth
Culture: Acadian

Chair was from the home of Eunice Webb born 1896 died 1976, daughter of Edward and Sophie Fougere of the Havre Boucher district, Antigonish County. She was the aunt of our donor. The chair was stored in a garage for many years. It is believed that the chair was made by a Fougere family member.

July 7, 2006 - identified by Scott Robson, NSM as being typical 'Acadian Chair'.  He suggested we label as such.


Small homemade slat back chair with simple mortise and tenon construction, round tenon ends inserted all the way through adjoining members and visible on the opposite side. Chair has wooden slab seat, with flat horizontal slats tenoned into square-cut posts. The painted surface is beige in colour and badly chipped and stained.

History of Use:

A chair is a piece of furniture with a raised surface for sitting.