Picture This CIV

A simple, stylish eighteenth-century comb-back Windsor chair comprising a D-shaped seat, one-piece bent arm, blade arm posts, plain crest rail and Goldsmith-esque legs with H-pattern stretchers. The seat, arm and crest rail appear to be sycamore and the remainder is ash (fig. 1).

geo_iii_ash__elm_comb_back_windsor_c1760_03bFig. 1. An elegantly proportioned rustic Windsor chair. (Yew Tree House)

Though now of a lovely melichrous colour, this forest chair still bears traces of its original cool green paint (fig. 2).

geo_iii_ash__elm_comb_back_windsor_c1760_03hFig. 2. Remnants of green paint. (Yew Tree House)

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 Picture This CIV

  1. Thank you for “melichrous”!

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