Tuesday, 6 August 2013

I like the legs of this high chair/child's chair, and it's timber darkened with age. There was another chair of a similar sort but painted green.

I also found these Yokes interesting, with a much squarer cut than the type I saw last year at the Emmaville Museum. These and the chairs are from the Tenterfield historical society museum, Tenterfield NSW
Below are pictures of the Yoke from the Emmaville museum, the shape is more rounded and resembles the turned yokes I have seen pictures of. Possibly the  Tenterfield examples may have been made without the use of a lathe, or made by someone who gained their skills/concept of a yoke in a different region. Either way the yokes appear to have found use in mining rather than as is often pictured by milkmaids. 

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