Comb-back Windsor armchair


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Nothing is more quintessentially English than a Windsor chair which also found great favor in the American colonies. With its elegant outline, cabriole legs, crinoline stretcher, and openwork splat, this Comb-back Windsor chair is a beautiful example of the traditional Windsor chair, which has been made since the early eighteenth century and may have started life as garden furniture. Crinoline stretchers are usually found on later, so-called bow-back Windsor chairs and not on Comb-backs with cabriole legs, so this appears to be a transitional model.

Comb-back Windsor armchair, Yew and elm wood, British

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