Reproduction Dining Chairs
Make every meal a celebration of early American history with beautifully constructed Windsor chairs! Our Reproduction Dining Chairs Collection makes it easy with a variety of styles.
Windsor chairs originated in early 18th century England and were principally used outdoors and painted green. The paint was made with verdigris pigment, which served to blend chairs into the landscape by mimicking the oxidation on outdoor statues. American colonists caught on to the trend and started making their own Windsors in 1740s Philadelphia. Many styles followed, including this Continuous Bow Windsor, developed around 1790 in New York. Young America's economy was taking off and soon Windsor furniture became common in homes, from rural villages to the big cities.
About a half century later, chair construction shifted from the local woodshop to factories. Recapture the care and attention to detail these chairs were originally made with when you order a Windsor from DutchCrafters!
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. Our Multi-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 and brown maple for the spindles and stretchers. The use of these different woods creates a strong, lightweight, proportioned chair that will last.
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