Q: I have an old ironing board, chair, step ladder combination piece of furniture. Can you tell me anything about it?
A: Combination furniture like your ironing board, step stool, and chair are still being made. Some people call the combination a “bachelor chair” or “Jefferson chair.” One legend says that it is an adaptation of an 18th-century bachelor’s chair dating from the time of Thomas Jefferson. The Amish make them and call them “On-it-chairs.” The ironing board chair is a novelty that sells for about $35.