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slat back

a chair back having two or more horizontal slats between upright posts.
Origin of slat back
1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The slat-back chair beside the bookcase is the most valuable type of its period, being made about 1750.

    Remodeled Farmhouses Mary H. Northend
  • There are Chippendale chairs, with carved rosettes, in low relief, vis-a-vis with a child's slat-back chair.

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  • From 1710 to 1720 the banister-back chair was much used, though it never enjoyed equal favor with the slat-back type.

  • The year 1700 marked the introduction of the slat-back chair, which enjoyed a long period of popularity.

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