This antique, folk art chair was created by wheelwright Lars Pedersen and is a prime example of Danish country furniture. With owner's monogram PLS KMD/ Sid paa mig og hviil dig (Have a seat and give yourself a rest) and dated (on back) 1830.
LITERATURE (Similar chair illustrated): Axel Steenberg, Danske bondemÌüble, Volume 1, 1959, front cover and p.108.
MAKER Lars (Hugger) Pedersen (Danish, 1791-1860)
DATE Dated 1830
DIMENSIONS Width 30.5 Depth 23 Height 42 in. Seat: Height 18 in.
CONDITION Note: traces of later paint.