High & Low, New & Old: Ladderback Chairs

The ladderback is a classic look acquiring continual, subtle updates. From the wood back with woven seat of the Shakers to low, mid-century Wegner, you'll find a great range of looks, sources, ages, and prices:

Top row:
• "A lovely pic of a typical tall ladder back chair - Shaker House" from Best Shaker Chair Sources 2009
Danish Modern Ladderback Chair from Danish Teak Classics
Wegner from Room & Board ($1690)
c. 1780 Five-Slat Ladderback Armchair from Olde Hope Antiques
Plantation Teak Folding Side Chair with Ladder Back & Seat from Restaurant Bar Furniture ($511)

Bottom row:
Teak/Aluminum Ladder Back Restaurant Chair from TablesChairsBarstools.com ($66)
Isabella Chair from Pottery Barn ($139)
Ladder Back Chairs with Upholstered Seat - Set of 2 from Target ($289.99)
Wynn Ladderback Chair from Pottery Barn ($229-$299)
Classic Ladderback chair from L.L. Bean ($399)