Tag Archives: Windsor

Picture This LXVII

Regular commenter on this blog, Burbidge, alerted me to a unique elm and fruitwood side chair at the Victoria & Albert Museum which incorporates several elements normally found in Windsor chairs (fig. 1). Fig. 1. Chunky chinoiserie elm and fruitwood … 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 Three

Having made a similar double bow Windsor chair recently, I won’t test the bonhomie with needless repetition other than to mention one small departure. Decorative beads are to be found on Windsor chairs from their inception though occurrences are relatively … Continue reading

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Making an English Comb-back Windsor Chair – Part Three

The leg tenons were turned to size with a small chamfer at their ends to assist with entry into the mortises in the seat. With the legs tapped into the seat, the mortises for the side stretchers were carefully bored. … Continue reading

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