Necessary Chair (Seat of Privilege)
This reclining adirondack chair is my Hannah House Chair Auction contrbution of 2008. It is painted with exterior latex paint and customized with assorted hardware and construction to appear as a necessary house, or "privvy." When the lid is raised, one looks into the "abyss" to find one's flashlight (which lights when the lid is open), a reminder of the old adage that "we can't see where we're going, but we sure can see where we've been."
The built-in magazine rack contains several periodicals which can be utilized to pass the time or provide an emergency source of sanitary paper (as it seems the last visitor neglected to replenish the supply under the right-side arm-rest).
Details such as the traditional crescent moon, the hook-and-eye closures, door springs and strap hinges that evoke the old outhouse's rickety door, the asphalt shingles (on the seat-back), the galvanized ventilation pipe that peeks up from the back, and the "weathered" sky-blue paint complete the effect of the rustic-built outhouse.
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