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Picture This CII

This ash comb-back Windsor chair (fig. 1) is unusual in several respects, not least of which is the circular seat (fig. 2) which is of ash rather than the more traditional elm. Also, the bent arm is exceptionally broad. Fig. … Continue reading

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A Set of Six Claremont Fan-back Windsor Chairs – Part One

Claremont fan-back Windsors take their name from a set of chairs (fig. 1) made, circa 1773, for Lord Clive of India during his rebuilding of Claremont in Surrey[1]. Fig. 1. One of Lord Clive’s extant fan-back chairs, circa 1773. This … Continue reading

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Another Double Bow Windsor Chair – Part Four

I mixed up some stain and applied it to the raw wood. When dry, I began building up the oil finish and once it was sufficiently cured, I gave the chair a good waxing. Fig. 1. All polished up. Fig. … Continue reading

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Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith was born in Ireland on the 10th of November 1730. A playwright, novelist and poet, Goldsmith is best known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield, written in 1766. One interesting possession of Goldsmith’s was a green-painted beech … Continue reading

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Making an English Comb-back Windsor Chair – Part One

My inspiration for this Windsor chair derives from a unique style of comb-back chair produced in the Thames Valley region of South East England from around 1730 through to roughly 1800. The chairs of this ilk all share very distinct … Continue reading

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