Reproduction Dining Chairs
Rock away, celebrating Colonial American history with Windsor furniture, first made in 1740s Philadelphia!
Windsor Chairs originated in early 1700s England and were principally used outdoors and painted green. This green paint was made from white lead, oil, and verdigris pigment, meant to blend chairs into the landscape. In the 1720s, American Colonists got a peek at this new chair style and started making their own. This "high-back" or "comb-back" Windsor style was introduced to the market around 1750.
18th century Windsor chairs incorporated the use of three or more wood types to withstand stresses on different parts of the chair while satisfying the body of its design. Woods were selected for their structural qualities to provide the right strength, shape and support in the chair. Our mulit-wood construction option replicates the method used to construct Windsor chairs hundreds of years ago.
Select this option for a Windsor chair built with poplar in the seat, hickory for the bow of the chair and brown maple wood for the spindles and stretchers. The use of these different woods creates strong, lightweight, proportioned chairs that last for decades.
The stationary version of this rocking chair can be found in our Comb-back Windsor Arm Chair. Call us with any questions or to start your order! Toll-free 866-272-6773
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