Windsor Chairs are characterized by a common bow shape back, and a solid wooden, saddle-shaped seat into which back spindles and legs are fixed. It is a chair that is well recognized in history, dating back to the late 17th century. Legend has it that King George III discovered the Windsor chair in a cottage while fox hunting. Pleased with the chair, he had a number crafted to be placed in the Windsor Castle, thus bringing about its name.

The Windsor chair is constructed of slender spindles that are anchored into tapered sockets in the seat. It has a high spoked back, and its outward-slanting legs are joined to the seat with immensely sturdy wedged tenon joints. Traditionally, handcrafted stretchers connect the front and back legs, while a crossbar connects both stretchers.

The most essential part of a Windsor chair is the seat itself, as the seat provides the stability for both the upper and lower portions of the chair. Each seat blank is carefully selected, and the utmost care is given to shaping the seat, both to achieve the desired look and the perfect feel.

Exact styles of the Windsor chair differ from England to the United States. They also differ regionally in the United States. For example, craftsmen in Philadelphia are recognized for their plain tapered legs, while craftsmen in New England pioneered the continuous-arm style. The development of regional styles is a testament to the Windsor chairs place in history.

No matter the style, the Windsor chair has earned its good reputation. Throughout history and into the present, the Windsor chair has been celebrated for its comfort, stability, and simple elegance!

Check out our American Windsor Collection for some of our finest Windsor chairs!


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Montpelier Windsor Chair
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Amish Montpelier Windsor Chair
from $290
Est. Delivery in 11-13 Weeks
Englewood Windsor Style Dining Chair
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Amish Englewood Windsor Style Dining Chair
from $399
Est. Delivery in 11-13 Weeks
Outlet: Englewood Windsor Style Dining Chair In-Stock (Set of 8 Chairs)
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Amish Outlet: Englewood Windsor Style Dining Chair In-Stock (Set of 8 Chairs)
from $2,299
Est. Delivery in 3-5 Weeks
Hertford Windsor Dining Chair
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Amish Hertford Windsor Dining Chair
from $417
Est. Delivery in 13-15 Weeks
Outlet: Maple Genesis Bar Stool In-Stock (Set of Two)
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Amish Outlet: Maple Genesis Bar Stool In-Stock (Set of Two)
from $465
Est. Delivery in 3-5 Weeks
Outlet: Hertford Windsor Dining Chair In-Stock
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Amish Outlet: Hertford Windsor Dining Chair In-Stock
from $304
Est. Delivery in 3-5 Weeks
Bow-Back Chassell Windsor Chair
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Amish Bow-Back Chassell Windsor Chair
from $393
Est. Delivery in 13-15 Weeks
Asheville Fan Back Windsor Dining Chair
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Amish Asheville Fan Back Windsor Dining Chair
from $443
Est. Delivery in 13-15 Weeks
Paddle Back Windsor Swivel Barstool
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Amish Paddle Back Windsor Swivel Barstool
from $389
Est. Delivery in 11-13 Weeks
Ohio Deluxe Bent Feather Windsor Chair
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Amish Ohio Deluxe Bent Feather Windsor Chair
from $299
Est. Delivery in 11-13 Weeks
Claymont Sack Back Windsor Bench
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Amish Claymont Sack Back Windsor Bench
from $1,159
Est. Delivery in 13-15 Weeks
Continuous Arm Hertford Windsor Bench
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Amish Furniture Continuous Arm Hertford Windsor Bench
from $1,103
Est. Delivery in 13-15 Weeks
48" Wilton Windsor Bench
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Amish 48" Wilton Windsor Bench
from $1,485
Est. Delivery in 13-15 Weeks
Cage Back Windsor Dining Chair
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Amish Cage Back Windsor Dining Chair
from $335
Est. Delivery in 11-13 Weeks
9 Spindle Windsor Counter and Bar Stool
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Amish 9 Spindle Windsor Counter and Bar Stool
from $609
Est. Delivery in 12-14 Weeks
48" Windsor Bench In-Stock Ready to Ship
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Amish 48" Windsor Bench In-Stock Ready to Ship
from $1,049
Est. Delivery in 3-5 Weeks
Continuous Arm Hertford Windsor Desk Chair
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Amish Continuous Arm Hertford Windsor Desk Chair
from $937
Est. Delivery in 13-15 Weeks
Alexandria Solid Wood Sack Back Windsor Desk Armchair
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Amish Alexandria Solid Wood Sack Back Windsor Desk Armchair
from $937
Est. Delivery in 13-15 Weeks
Early American Windsor Dining Chair
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Amish Early American Windsor Dining Chair
from $319
Est. Delivery in 11-13 Weeks
Wilton Windsor Chair
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Amish Wilton Windsor Chair
from $678
Est. Delivery in 13-15 Weeks
Ohio Paddle Back Windsor Dining Chair
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Amish Ohio Paddle Back Windsor Dining Chair
from $299
Est. Delivery in 11-13 Weeks
Alexandria Windsor Swivel Counter and Bar Stool
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Amish Alexandria Windsor Swivel Counter and Bar Stool
from $539
Est. Delivery in 13-15 Weeks
American Modern Farmhouse Windsor Bench
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Amish American Modern Farmhouse Windsor Bench
from $1,303
Est. Delivery in 13-15 Weeks
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