( Above photo - Set 8 Windsor Chairs Yew Farmhouse Dining Furniture )
The Windsor chair is one of the most popular furniture pieces in England and America. It has been produced over the centuries from 1725 when it first emerged. Most Windsor chairs were produced during their golden age that climaxed in 1860. It regained its popularity between 1910 and 1890. Today, the Windsor chair is still desirable to both antique collectors and homeowners.
But, is the Windsor chair the ultimate kitchen accessory? Why do people still prefer it today? This article describes the Windsor chair in greater detail to help you decide whether or not to choose it. Read on.
( Above photo - Elm Windsor Chair Georgian Farmhouse 1800 )
The Windsor chair has a thick, single-piece, wooden seat with four legs attached to it below and spindles above to form the backrest. It was first designed and made in England before being exported to the U.S. and other countries. It is essentially a spindled-back stool. It is highly recommended for use in the kitchen or dining room.
( Above photo - Set Windsor Dining Chairs Elm Wood Farmhouse Diners )
Having a Windsor chair in your kitchen is the ultimate way to implement interior design. The chair is not only highly decorative, but also provides comfortable ergonomic seating at the kitchen table. Here are reasons why you should install Windsor chairs in your kitchen:
( Above photo - Set Windsor Dining Chairs Farmhouse Kitchen )
Even though its entire frame is wooden, the Windsor chair was highly ergonomic and comfortable. It has a shaped seat and curved back that perfectly suited the human body. Before the Windsor chair, dining chairs had frameworks with right-angled joints with level seats. The Windsor chair design had legs running from the seat downward and back spindles downward.
In addition to its comfortable design, the Windsor chair is one of the most popular. Therefore, its place in the kitchen is almost assured. Initially, the chairs were handmade in designers’ workshops. But, with increasing mechanization during the Victorian period, many chairs were produced. Having this chair in your kitchen puts you in the good company of other Windsor chair owners.
( Above photo - Pair Mini Kids Windsor Rustic Dining Chair Chairs Antique )
Do you want to include the Windsor chair in your furniture collection? To identify a genuine antique or vintage Windsor chair, there are certain characteristics you must look at. Focus on the following:
The first Windsor chairs were made using traditional English woods such as elm, ash, and yew. Later on, other woods like rosewood, mahogany, zebrawood, etc., were used to make these chairs. Since yew wood was rare, chairs made of it are more exclusive and popular.
Even though there are many types of Windsor chairs, they often have different characteristics. The following are the different categories of these chairs based on their features:
Comb-Back: It has long, vertical, spindles of equal length. It has a straight horizontal top that helps its back look like a comb.
Splat-Back: The splat back has the shape of a hoop and long, vertical spindles. The side spindles are less than the central back splat.
Stick-Back: The hoop-shaped back has long, vertical spindles in the back’s interior. There could be shorter spindles to the sides.
If you’re looking for a Windsor chair to purchase, don’t hesitate to check our extensive inventory of antique and vintage chairs.
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