Picture This XLVIII

The design of these Windsor chairs shares much in common with the Claremont chairs I made in early 2013.

Geo_III_ash_&_elm_comb_back_chair_c1770_01aFig. 1. Ash and elm fan-back Windsor chairs, circa 1750. (Michael Pashby)

Geo_III_ash_&_elm_comb_back_chair_c1770_01bFig. 2. Characteristic D-shape saddled seat with rear brace extension. (Michael Pashby)

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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2 Responses to Picture This XLVIII

  1. Jim Pallas says:

    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?
    Jim

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    • Jack Plane says:

      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.

      JP

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