Picture This LXXI

I recently came across this rare and handsome brace of painted Windsors or forest chairs.

18C_green_windsor_chairs_01aMid-eighteenth-century low-back forest chairs.

These low-back chairs are very similar in many respects to the comb-back Windsor and double bow Windsor chair I made some years ago.

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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7 Responses to Picture This LXXI

  1. Glen Luther says:

    Are the arms steam bent or made from pieces?

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  2. John Wolf says:

    I went back to re-visit the chair you made. I miss the cheerful backdrop of the Lemon Gallery.

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  3. John E Black says:

    Have never heard the term “forest chairs”…what is the reference??

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  4. Chris Jussel says:

    It is always a great pleasure to see these chairs with their original paint – a most rare occurrence. One sees American Windsor chairs, occasionally, with original paint.

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