Origin: English Period: George III Provenance: Unknown Date: c.1800-30 Height: 41 inches Width: 18.75 inches Depth: 23.5 inches (all at maximum)
The early Nineteenth century stick back Windsor armchair stick back having a high comb hoop back with turned supports, conforming turned legs, H-stretcher and original black painted finish.
In desirable original condition, the chair is comfortable and is structurally sound, with some expected scratches and dents. Two of the legs have been loose and then made sturdy again. The paint has wear commensurate with age and is found most worn in the right areas, to the seat and the ends of the arms. The feet have some small losses but have not been retipped.
The Windsor chair is recognised as one of the classics of English country furniture While it is thought that the name of the English Windsor chair derives from its creation in the Windsor area, the High Wycombe area is well known as a key part of the country where these chairs were made. The most famous of them all is the armchair design. This has a single piece of wood curved round the chair to form the arms and the back. Windsor chairs were made in a wide range of styles and there are distinct regional variations from all over Britain and the USA where the form was equally popular. Period Windsor chairs, when they were new, were painted and they were frequently made from different types of wood and thus the paint tied the pieces together.
Much harder to come by with an original painted finish and thus fiercely sought after.