Monday, June 30, 2014
Ladysmith Chair and Furniture Co. 1914
Good Morning! This is a chair that was my Mom's, the chair has a mate. I brought them down from storage in the old grainery a few weeks ago. When I tipped them over to add those nice little cushy bits on the legs so they would slide easier, I found something of a gift.
On one of the chairs was a part of a label, difficult to read. But, I could make out the Ladysmith, Wis. A town that isn't too far from where I live. Just a few days before this discovery I had been in Ladysmith. Turning the other chair over I found another label.
I put the two together, and found a lovely old label dating from 1914. Exactly, one hundred years ago.
I love old labels and lettering, so I had to try and draw this as accurately as possible. I hope to do some research and find out more about this furniture company. The chairs I have are very sturdy oak, with many layers of paint applied over the years.
A small tattered label led to a rather interesting project! Smile On! Audrey