The Windsor Chair Series Part III: The Undying Appeal

Beth Rice 30/08/2018

While the Windsor chair will always be associated with colonial times and country style furniture, the truth is, Windsor chairs have the “it factor.” A chair that is still beloved and sought after since 1710 has got something special going on, which brings us to the third and final part of our Windsor Chair series where we explore the question, What contributes to the undying appeal of the Windsor chair?

Video features the Windsor Style McKinley Dining Chair in oak wood.

THEY’RE LIGHTWEIGHT

When they were used in the garden, the Windsor was easy to move around. Spindles attached to a solid seat also offered a see through back that that didn’t block garden views. Their combination of  lightness and sturdiness continues to make them a popular choice for restaurants and homes.

 Millstream Seven Spindle Dining Chair by Keystone

The Amish Millstream Seven Spindle Windsor Dining Chair by Keystone.
Amish Windsor Slot Low Captain's Chair
The Amish Windsor Slot Low Captain’s Chair is a popular choice for restaurant seating.

Amish Windsor Chair

The continuous arm contributes to the light and airy appearance of the Amish Windsor chair.

WINDSOR CHAIRS OFFER A CLASSIC STYLE

There’s an old fashioned appeal to the Windsor chair that we all keep coming back for. From the founding fathers to present day homes, Windsor charm is a knockout for country style or farmhouse style collections. They’ve developed over the years, with several variations being added to the design, but the character of the Windsor chair remains the same.

Amish Yorkshire Wheat Back Windsor Dining Chair

The Amish Yorkshire Wheat Back Windsor Dining Chair fits perfectly for country style furniture collections.

Amish Furniture Continuous Arm New England Windsor Bench

The Amish Continuous Arm New England Windsor Bench is a colonial American style beauty.

Amish Windsor Rocker

The hoop back or sack back (as shown in this Amish Windsor Rocker) is most often associated with colonial times.

THEIR COMFORT ENDURES

Windsor chairs manage to combine elegance with strength and durability while providing a vintage feel that takes us back in time. But it all started with the comfort which was the main element that impressed King George enough to pursue the Windsor’s development. The splayed legs add stability, the scooped seats offer a cradle, the spindles support the angled back and the entire Windsor structure creates a chair you can count on.

Classic Birdcage Amish Bench, Maple Windsor High Back Chair and Amish Cottage Fiddle Back Windsor Bench.

From left to right: Classic Birdcage Windsor Amish Bench, Amish Maple Windsor High Back Chair and Amish Cottage Fiddle Back Windsor Bench.

Thanks so much for joining us for the Windsor Chair Series. The quality, comfort and design that takes us back in time remains a charmer to this day.

Beth Riceby Beth Rice (111 Posts)

Beth Rice started a dream job when she began as a content writer for DutchCrafters in 2015. She has an A.A. Degree from Manatee Community College, and studied Journalism at the University of South Florida for one year. Her published work includes a short story in Chicken Soup for the Soul's "My Amazing Mom" edition and one children's book, "I"m Adopted, I'm Special." Conveying the qualities, functions and benefits of DutchCrafters furniture keeps her creative as she contributes to content throughout the website. An avid reader and devoted runner, Beth hopes to publish a novel in the future. DutchCrafters Timber to Table blog was started in 2012 to provide our customers and other readers with woodworkers stories, Amish culture information, and furniture selection or interior design tips.


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