Another Double Bow Windsor Chair – Part Three

Having made a similar double bow Windsor chair recently, I won’t test the bonhomie with needless repetition other than to mention one small departure.

Decorative beads are to be found on Windsor chairs from their inception though occurrences are relatively few. Employed mainly around the outer edge of back bows (fig. 1), they were also, less commonly used round the periphery of seats.

Fig. 1. Beaded back bow, c.1790.

I cut a 3/16″ bead around the outer edge of the back bow with a scratch stock prior to fitting it to the arm.

Fig. 2. Beaded ash back bow.

Fig. 3. The ash and walnut double bow Windsor in-the-white.

Jack Plane

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About Jack Plane

Formerly from the UK, Jack is a retired antiques dealer and self-taught woodworker, now living in Australia.
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One Response to Another Double Bow Windsor Chair – Part Three

  1. Phil Spencer says:

    A throne fit for a Queen :)

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