Picture This LXXIII

Forest chairs have been cropping up everywhere recently. The unusual Windsor chair in figure 1 retains the majority of its original green paint.

Geo_III_ash_&_elm_painted_Windsor_chair_c1800_01a_Robert_YoungFig. 1. Green-painted comb-back forest chair, circa 1800. (Robert Young)

The chair in figure 2 also retains much of its original paint which, unusually, is black.

Geo_III_ash_&_elm_painted_Windsor_chair_c1800_02a_Robert_YoungFig. 2. Black-painted West Country bow-back forest chair, circa 1800. (Robert Young)

Jack Plane

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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4 Responses to Picture This LXXIII

  1. Eric R says:

    2 fine examples.
    Thanks jack Plane


  2. Joe M says:

    I like the “wild” looking grain on the seat of the second chair. What spec. wood do you think it is? Elm?


  3. Paul Murphy says:

    The second chair is a particularly attractive piece of furniture. I love the patina. Elm is a good choice because it can be very nearly impossible to split. An elastic wood with interlocked grain.


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