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Windsor Chair – SOLD

A rare mid 18th century yew-wood and mahogany Windsor Chair, London or Thames Valley region circa 1750.

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Product Description

The yew-wood frame with hoop-back and pierced central splay carved with rosettes, anthemion and floral swags, arms with inswept front supports with shaped mahogany seat on cabriole legs joined by crinoline stretcher and ring-turned back legs.

  • Height: 42ins (106cm)
  • Width: 22ins (56cm)

Yew-wood frames were reserved for the best quality chairs and the mahogany seat rather than the usual elm suggests the chair was probably made by a London rather than a provincial maker and for a gentry rather than a working class household.

Literature: ‘Windsor Chairs’ by Michael Harding-Hill, page 66.

The Frederick Parker Collection of Chairs.