The Antique Windsor chair is a country piece of antique furniture that usually comes with lovely charm and character. They were first seen in the late 16th century but were more common in the 18th and 19th century made from native woods such as Oak, Elm, Fruit-woods and the rarest in Yew wood. There were a large number of tradesmen working in villages and towns making everything from coffins, cartwheels and even barrels but they had to diversify to ensure their survival so they started to make country pieces like the Windsor chair. They were often made to measure and this is why you see many similar in design but are different sizes. Their seats are beautifully figured, shaped in solid solid wood and are extremely comfortable due to the many years of use and wear. The out swept arms that were formed from steam bent pieces of wood giving a lovely curved shape, from the hundreds of years of use these arms become smooth and wonderful to feel. Some of the nicest examples also have steam bent crinoline stretchers. There is something wonderful about sitting on an antique Windsor chair that has been used for over 200 years, as they come with the rich patina, character and colour that only develops with time and use. Here on Antiques world we do get some lovely examples for sale and you can see our current selection below or look here on our antique chairs page to see our full collection.
Windsor Chairs for sale
Below is a selection of Windsor chairs that we have previously sold to show you the different styles available and if you particularly looking for one or more, please let us know and I will add you onto our wanted list as we do regularly get them in stock.
Antique Windsor chair made using Oak and a wonderful colour.
Fine Country, Oak Wheel Back Antique Windsor Chair
Antique Windsor Chair made from Elm and Ash Woods
18th Century Yew Windsor chairs
Dear Mr Driscoll,Just a quick email to say that the six dining chairs have just been delivered, and that we are delighted with them. Thank you very much! We will (l hope!) have years of pleasure from them.Best wishes,Caroline
Hello James,Just to say the Pr Georgian Antique carver armchairs have arrived @ 6.45 am! Exactly what I had expected so am absolutely delighted. I feel they have a story to tell! Thank you so much. You have been a pleasure to deal with. With very best wishes, Elizabeth
Hi James,Thanks for the chairs – the whole process was stress free. I got the chairs within the indicated delivery time on Sat and they were as you described them on the website and in our subsequent conversations. I am please with them.Best wishes,Oxana