Mid-19th century southern primitive roundabout chair in original paint (circa 1850-1875). This style of corner chair is often referred to as a roundabout chair or a ‘soldier’s chair.’ It is believed by some that these chairs were designed to accommodate men wearing swords. This chair is retains large portions of its original (or very old) paint and is constructed of hickory and maple. Straight legs coming up at three corners of the square woven rope seat to attach to a three-quarter round bow of hickory wood to form corner chair back splat; fourth short leg at front; two sets of four square stretchers below the woven rope seat, no splats or spindles; simple and light country chair. Hand-hewn wood with woven rope seat.