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Antique Furniture/Chair with unusual arms


Mel Huggins wrote at 2013-09-03 02:00:35
It's called a Planter's Chair. The West Indies/Caribbean version is called West Indian or Caribbean Planter's Chair. Strangely it was used by slave owners at the end of the day to lay back & relax while a slave washed their feet. The extended arms were used to prompt up their feet after & relax. Though it was the slaves that did the actual planting.

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