Children's Chippendale & Queen Anne Chairs

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Project by J. Crate Larkin posted 485 days ago 905 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are some old work that I have been keeping around the shop as models. Back when I made chairs as well as case pieces & tables, I had a few clients who would request these in pairs, usually with one of each chair paired with a small tavern table. (I even once took a commission for a child’s slant-front Chippendale desk with claw-and-ball feet, which I might post at a later date.)

They are both cherry, and they measure about 30 inches high at the crest rail and 12” high at the seat, a scale that makes them useful for children between the ages of two and seven years. Every joint is exactly like that of a full-sized chair, with compound angled tenons for the Chippendale. The splad on the Queen Anne is curved, just like a full-sized chair.

-- J. Crate, Maryland

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#1 posted 485 days ago

Cool little chairs. Kinda like the “Salesmen’s samples” of days gone by :-)

What kid wouldn’t LOVE to sit in those? :-)

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#2 posted 485 days ago

Great looking little chairs.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 485 days ago

Nice work !

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#4 posted 485 days ago

Cool little chairs.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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