19C British Set of 8 Ash & Elm Double Windsor Chairs – OUTSTANDING QUALITY

19C British Set of 8 Ash & Elm Double Windsor Chairs.



19C British Set of 8 Ash & Elm Double Windsor Chairs - OF OUTSTANDING QUALITY

PRESENTING a GLORIOUS Set of 8………..yes 8……………matching British Windsor Chairs.

From circa 1820-40……..Early 19th Century.

These chairs are constructed of Ash and Elm and are of fantastic quality and construction.

Each Chair has been individually hand crafted and hand turned.

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They each have a curved back with a central Chippendale style pierced back splat. The central back splat is surrounded either side by 3 turned supports splats of rounded design (6 in total).

The Central section of each chair has a solid curved armrest in the classic 'Windsor' tradition. The central section likewise has a chippendale style central splat surrounded on either side by 6 turned supports (total of 12) and ending with a larger turned support column at the end of the armrest.

The seat is of solid ash construction with curved edges and curved seat.

The base is on 4 turned legs supported by an 'H' shaped turned support.

Whilst all matching............each chair being 'handmade' ..........  has its own unique finish. They are ever so slightly of different sizes etc.

You will find NO NAILS in any of these chairs.........they are all hand-pegged !!!

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The Patina of these Chairs is simply GORGEOUS and totally original.

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A Windsor chair is a chair built with a solid wooden seat into which the chair-back and legs are round-tenoned, or pushed into drilled holes, in contrast to standard chairs, where the back legs and the uprights of the back are continuous. The seats of Windsor chairs were often carved into a shallow dish or saddle shape for comfort. Traditionally, the legs and uprights were usually turned on a pole lathe. The back and sometimes the arm pieces (if arms are present) are formed from steam bent pieces of wood.

It is not clear when the first Windsor Chairs were made.[1] It is known that, as early as the 16th century, wheelwrights started coping out chair spindles in the same way they made wheel spokes.[2] The design was probably a development of West Country, Welsh and Irish 'stick-back' chairs, but the evidence on origin is not certain.[1] It is thought that the first Windsor chair made its appearance in the county of Buckinghamshire, where the main centre of production eventually moved to High Wycombe.[1] The first Windsors were of the comb-back variety.[1] By the 18th century steam-bending was being used to produce the characteristic "bow" of the Windsor chair.[2] The first chairs made this way were shipped to London from the market town of Windsor, Berkshire in 1724.[2] There is speculation that the chair derives its name from the town of Windsor, which became the centre for the trade between the producers and the London dealers.[1] Thus the name "Windsor Chair" is more about the style of chair than where it was made, with many diverse forms of Windsor chair being made worldwide.[3]

English settlers introduced the Windsor chair to America, with the earliest known chairs being imported by Patrick Gordon who became lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania in 1726. There is speculation that the first American Windsor chair, based on the traditional British design, was made in Philadelphia in 1730.

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windsor_chair

Ash wood is a native hardwood in the UK and Ireland. It is famous for its grain, durability and strength.

Elm Wood is a native softwood in the UK and Ireland and easily pliable for bending etc.......essential in making Windsor Chairs.

These Chairs are known as "Sack Back"  or "Double Windsor" Chairs.

The addition of the Chippendale Style Splat shows that these were made by a TOP MAKER !! They ooze Quality !!

THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO OWN A SET OF REALLY HIGH-END BRITISH CHAIRS.........GOOD ENOUGH TO GRACE ANY MANSION HOUSE !

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 To find a set of 8 is..............VERY RARE !!

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19C British Set of 8 Ash & Elm Double Windsor Chairs.

Provenance: Part of a Private Collectors High-End Collection amassed over 30 years.

Dimensions: 44" tall,  22.25" wide and  25" Deep (Each)

Condition: Mint - gorgeous natural patina.

Price: $18,000.00. Sale Price Now: $15,000.00 - SOLD

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