I guess I’ve been at this since they started. There are some things you just can’t say no to. And they’ll come around with a pickup full of used chairs and your get your choice. (About 20 artists participate) I looked at the selection some months back and couldn’t feel the love, so I sent them on.
Not a week later I found two chair frames in a dumpster. Mostly in pieces, which is an attractive condition in this situation. White oak (not “white wood”).
Unfortunately I did not get a picture of that, but know that I reassembled them both and then amputated a left rear leg from both, conjoined them, and the rest is pretty obvious.
Title is “Sit to be Tied.” Norrie Taylor did the upholstery.
An interesting note on these chairs: They are very straightforward except for the smile in the front rail. I infilled that to simplify the upholstery. In fact, I don’t know how they were upholstered originally.
These chairs sit (!) in various businesses in town for a month and folks write in silent bids. It’s a very successful fundraiser and great fun to be a part of it.
-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"