The design of these Windsor chairs shares much in common with the Claremont chairs I made in early 2013.
Fig. 1. Ash and elm fan-back Windsor chairs, circa 1750. (Michael Pashby)
Fig. 2. Characteristic D-shape saddled seat with rear brace extension. (Michael Pashby)
The seat angle looks a bit steep on those chairs. You would surly be perched on the edge of your seat to dine or play cards. Would they be used more as parlor chairs?
Bearing in mind the original purpose of Windsor chairs, it’s altogether more likely these two chairs, with their steeply inclined seats, were destined for quietly reposing in a secluded sunny location.
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