Classic Ladderback Seating Collection

Catalog Item #: 1A224--1A226
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Starting at: $129.95
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Cranberry, Navy, Stain, Olive, Black

Quick Overview

  • Handcrafted in North Carolina of solid ash hardwood
  • Twisted paper seat and steambent curved slats
  • Arm Chair also available: #1A291
  • Additional Shipping $20


The timeless appeal of Shaker ladderback chairs can be seen in the design of our popular Sturbridge ladderback chair collection. Select the classic Sturbridge ladderback chair with or without chair arms, both featuring twisted paper seats. We also offer this beautiful design in our classic ladderback counter stools with twisted paper seats and ladderback bar stools with twisted paper seats. All chairs in this collection are handcrafted in North Carolina and made from solid ash hardwood. Seats are made of tightly-woven twisted paper for excellent comfort and durability.

Chair structure features traditional Shaker style with slatted backs and bottom wood frames for extra support. Choose your desired chair style and then choose a color option. These chairs come in a wood stain finish and several appealing colors.

CHAIR: Seat: 18"H, Overall: 42"H x 18.75"W x 18"D

COUNTER: Seat: 24"H, Overall: 37.5"H x 17.75"W x 14.5"D, Suitable for counters 35" - 37" high

BAR: Seat: 30"H, Overall: 44"H x 17.75"W x 14.5"D, Suitable for counters 36" - 40" high

Just Beautiful! Review by Jo
I ordered two of the ladder back bar stools in the black finish. They arrived in 3 days! They are beautiful and are a perfect fit at our new kitchen counter. The twisted paper seats have absolutely NO ODOR as was mentioned in older reviews. The chairs are well built and sturdy. I'm extremely pleased with this purchase! (Posted on 4/20/17)
Love them! Review by Tara
originally, I was looking for mismatched antique chairs for my farm table, but was unable to find any that really fit my bill. I ordered 2 of the chairs in "stain" just to see if I liked them, a few weeks ago. Well, I just ordered 2 more. They are beautiful! Sturdy and heavy, lovely simple design. Exactly what the look I wanted. I highly recommend them! (Posted on 4/19/17)
Beware of color Review by Hannelore
The chair is very well made. But ,oh the color!! I needed a dark blue chair for my den. The navy color was perfect as shown in the catalog and the web site. But what I received was a very bright blue, more like a royal blue. Totally not the color I needed. Customer service was not very helpful, since they suggested I go to stores to find a box large enough to hold the chair .Really???? I did not have the original box anymore. So, I paid all this money and have a totally useless chair , that is sitting in the garage. If you need a dark blue chair, do not order this item. (Posted on 9/19/16)
Reeking odor Review by M
I purchased 4 of these chairs earlier this year. I left them out in the garage for a month because of the odor. I finally brought them in and they are sitting in the basement storage area. The chairs just smell bad. I believe it is the twisted paper seats which smell and am currently thinking of replacing them with the real rush seating which the chairs used to come with. I have the matching barstools which were purchased prior to the change in seating. These chairs really do not have the same feel or comfort that the rush seating gives and they look a little out of place because this twisted paper is a different color and the seats are flat and hard looking. I am very disappointed that after months, these chairs still smell, especially on damp days. I have no problem with the chairs themselves. They are well made and I ordered them thinking they would match up with the barstools I already had. The new seats are not an improvement and theinside corners are not covered and they look cheap. The seats are also hard as a rock and not comfortable like the rush seats on my barstools. These don't match my barstools because of the seating and , quite frankly, I wish I had returned them. I am going to remove the seats, make sure they are the source of the odor and then pay someone to put real rush seating on them. (Posted on 10/10/15)
Very happy with these chairs Review by Kimberly
Although they seemed to take forever to get here, I really love the chairs. The quality is excellent and not one person in my family complained about them being uncomfortable. My only complaint is that in shipping some of the top spindles broke through the box and were scuffed. (Posted on 4/10/15)
Strange odor Review by Annie J.
We bought 3 of the kitchen stools to replace our old ones which we bought 13 years ago from SYW. We loved the look and the chairs held up well until recently when the rush seats broke down and started to come apart. They have had heavy wear. When the new ones arrived we liked the look. The backs are shorter but they look very nice. Unfortunately they have a terrible smell on them. It doesn't smell like paint or a chemical. We have tried wiping them down with Febreze and leaving them out on the porch for a few days but nothing has eliminated the terrible smell. I don't want to send them back. I hope we can find a way to make them smell okay. Adults try to ignore the smell but kids say, "What smells so bad?". Not a question we want to hear in our kitchen. I didn't find any other reviews mentioning this problem so maybe we are the only ones to have to deal with this problem. (Posted on 3/10/15)
Love them! Review by dona
Bought 4 of the Ladder-back chair in cranberry. They are just beautiful. Craftsmanship is an A plus! Paired them with an refurbished antique walnut table that I grew up with in our home. Love them! (Posted on 11/8/14)
Sturdy, beautiful, rich color Review by Lisa
I bought 6 of the stools in cranberry to replace 5 older stools I had in my kitchen. The color was not what I was expecting, thought it would be brighter BUT it is so beautiful. A dark, rich cranberry. I almost thought it was black pulling it out of the box, but once inside the kitchen, I loved it. My husband says his back doesn't hurt him any longer. Our older stools, although similar were lighter and the back was not as high. The only other difference the bottom rung (to rest your foot) is lower than the other stools. Everyone in my house loves that fact (if your shorter maybe not) except my dog who liked to go under and have her back rubbed. I consider that another plus. Sorry Coco. Another Sturbridge winner. (Posted on 1/27/14)
Stools Far Exceed Expectations :) Review by Bette
Excellent USA made product and great customer service! I requested a navy color sample before ordering so I was able to have the base on my gathering table painted to match. It arrived promptly as did my order. These are so much nicer than expected. Thanks so much! My kitchen/dining area looks and feels wonderful now! (Posted on 12/12/12)
No comfort/No quality Review by Mag
I was excited about this ladderback chair for a kitchen desk chair and thought it would work well with our traditional decor. However, upon receiving it, we were appalled at its quality and comfort. The finish was rough and not at all sanded smooth before staining. I do admit the rush seat was well made. The back of the chair was not slightly rounded or at an angle that made it comfortable for actually sitting in it. My husband and I both sat on it. The back literally pushed us forward. We sent it back knowing that we would never sit in it or expect anyone else to sit on it. We had only wanted it for occasional use. Even if it were a bit comfortable, it looked like a very cheaply made chair. This makes me reluctant to order other furniture from Sturbridge. I hope this isn't typical of their furniture. (Posted on 12/8/12)
Love these stools! Review by JoAnn
First of all, I ordered these stools expecting a 3 week wait...they came in 1 week! WOW! They are heavy, sturdy and beautiful! I have stools from SYW that don't have backs but are the same seat/legs and I've had them for 11 years..yes 11! They are comfortable, durable and always look nice...even after 11 years! (And I have two children!) :) I am so excited about the addition of my 4 ladderbacks...LOVE these stools and know they will hold up for the duration! (Posted on 11/19/12)
Ladder Back Chairs Review by Brenda Kerr
I purchased the ladderback chairs in cranberry for my sister for Christmas - also purchased the corner ladder back chair - all of them are BEAUTIFUL - (Posted on 9/20/12)
Great Bar Stools & Chair Review by Laurie Schroer
I purchased 4 bar stools and 1 chair in cranberry over 6 months ago for my newly remodeled kitchen. They have been great! We use them daily. With 2 young children, I am very pleased with how well they are holding up...still look new! I did add small pads to the feet to keep them from scratching my wood flooring. (Posted on 9/20/12)
Great Stool Review by Tom
Got the Cranberry 30" stool. Really nice looking and well made. (Posted on 9/20/12)
Very attractive Review by Kathy Smith
I love the cranberry color!! It is a deep shade and blends in well with other colors. They came fully assembled and were ready to set out immediately. I would recommend them to anyone who is on the fence. (Posted on 9/20/12)
Well Made Review by cybersherrif
We purchased four of these for our kitchen counter. They look great and are well-made. We placed cushions that match the pattern of our chandelier shades (Ballard Designs) and it ties everything in. (Posted on 9/20/12)
syw fan Review by Diane Duffy
Really like these stools! They are the perfect size - not too wide or tall as to overpower the counter. I bought three of these counter stools ten years ago for our center island. The chair frames themselves are in excellent condition while the rush seats have finally given out - too much abuse by a family of eight! Not to worry though! SYW customer service contacted the manufacturer on our behalf and got us replacement seats at a fraction of the cost for new stools. They really do stand behind their products and support their customers. Thank you SYW! (Posted on 9/20/12)
Ladderback Chairs Review by Donna Brobst
I bought 4 of the ladderback chairs (black) in October. They are beautiful and well built. My husband built a farm table for us and the set couldn't look more beautiful. I also purchased the the candlestick floor lamp and table lamp about a year ago. I love them....thanks Sturbridge Yankee ~ I'll definitely be shopping with you again!!! (Posted on 9/20/12)
great buy Review by Betsy Antonellis
I bought 2 of these chairs and they are sturdy and well made. I have 4 ther chairs like them that I paid twice as much for and they are flimsy compared to these (Posted on 9/20/12)
USA made Chair Review by Colleen
I purchased two of the Ladder Back chairs in black , they are well made, the size is perfect for my small kitchen and they work well with my custom built oak drop leaf table. I also ordered the black floral cushions to go with them .The result is perfect. Thank you SY. (Posted on 9/20/12)
solid chairs Review by Betsy
I love these chairs. They are sturdy and well made. I have chairs I bought years ago that were more money and not made as well. I would tell anyone to buy them as they ae attractive and a good buy (Posted on 9/20/12)
Ladderback chairs Review by Marcia
I purchased four ladderback chairs for my kitchen and I am thrilled with them. The chairs are beautiful, very well made and really comfortable to sit on. (Posted on 9/20/12)
Pretty But Not Comfortable Review by Cheri Armstrong
I like the colors. They blend with my decor beautifully. However, they aren't very comfortable. If the backs were a little taller they would be a bit more comfortable. I will probably put cushions on them also for comfort. (Posted on 9/20/12)
perfect chairs for country farmhouse look Review by Valerie Jett
I hesitated for along time on ordering these chairs because I could not actually see them. Then I kept reading the reviews and they covered all of my issues with them and so i finally ordered them. Now I just sit and look at my kitchen with these chairs around the table and love love them. They are heavy quality chairs and they are perfect for my look I wanted . I am so glad for the reviews people give... They were right on... (Posted on 9/20/12)
Very nice product. Review by Julie
I ordered these online with trepidation, but I could not find what I wanted in our vicinity. Not only were they delivered well before the 3 weeks promised, but they are lovely, well-constructed, comfortable chairs. I ordered the black ladder backs to go with an Amish round oak table. Simply beautiful together. (Posted on 8/15/12)
Beautiful and very well-built Review by Carol
I recently purchased 3 counter height ladderback chairs. I am impressed with their quality and absolutely love the way they look in my kitchen. I had originally thought of purchasing chair pads, but the rush seating looks so nice I'm reluctant to cover them. These were just what I was looking for and love that they're made in the USA. Thanks Sturbridge Yankee Workshop. (Posted on 5/16/12)
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