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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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Picture This XCIX

From the ‘what were they thinking?’ files, comes this eighteenth-century Windsor chair. Primitive comb-back Windsor, circa 1780. (Robert Young) The keen-of-eye might have noticed the H-stretcher’s unusual (and original) orientation which must have been the cause of many a painful … Continue reading

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Picture This LXXXVIII

Another forest chair, made, rather primitively, from ash and sycamore with original dark green paint. Painted ash and sycamore North Country comb-back Windsor chair, circa 1770. (Robert Young) Jack Plane

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Picture This LXXXV

From a technical perspective, any wooden chair whose legs, back and arms (if existent) emanate from a solid seat is a Windsor chair. Here then is a pair of fruitwood Windsor chairs that are coming up for auction in Christie’s … Continue reading

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Taxing Times

England invested an inordinate amount of money in building and maintaining a naval fleet to better protect her island shores and foreign interests during the seventeenth- and eighteenth-centuries. Government coffers were kept topped-up with monies raised through all manner of … Continue reading

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Picture This LXXV

The regional stylistic variations of Windsor chairs – and their forerunners, stick chairs – are many. Low-back stick chairs made in Carmarthenshire in the south-west of Wales evolved into a distinct style identifiable by their massive one-piece horse shoe-shaped arms … Continue reading

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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. Fig. 1. Green-painted comb-back forest chair, circa 1800. (Robert Young) The chair in figure 2 also retains … Continue reading

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Picture This LXXI

I recently came across this rare and handsome brace of painted Windsors or forest chairs. Mid-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 … Continue reading

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Picture This LIVII

I have mentioned ‘forest chairs’ (green-painted Windsor chairs) in previous posts here, here, here and here. The Windsor pictured below is a fine example of a late eighteenth-century forest chair. Dark green forest chair, circa 1800. (James Graham-Stewart) Jack Plane

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Picture This XLIX

An early eighteenth-century low-back three-legged Windsor type chair with scarfed, two-piece arm and, unusually, square cabriole legs. George I ash chair, circa 1720. (Wakelin & Linfield) Jack Plane

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