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, fruitwoods and the rarest in yew wood. There were a large number of tradesmen working in villages and town 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 is different sizes. They have shaped solid seats so are very comfortable to sit at and the out swept arms that were formed from steam bent pieces of wood giving a lovely curved shape. Some of the nicest examples also have steam bent crinoline stretchers. There is something wonderful sitting on a 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 here on our antique chairs page.
Antique Chairs for sale
Recently Sold Antiques
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.
Fine Country, Ash and Elm Antique Windsor Chair
This charming fine country Georgian ash and elm antique Windsor chair dates from circa, 1790 and has aged to a wonderful colour. It has an unusual crinoline stretcher, curved back with beautifully shaped pierced back splats and turned up upright supports with delightful curved arms. This superb antique chair has wonderfully aged with a beautifully figured and shaped seat and it stands on four beautifully turned legs. The elm has aged to a lovely warm shade with a striking grain, good patina, is in very good condition and has been beautifully cleaned using a traditional form of wax finishing
Georgian Ash & Oak Antique Windsor Chair
This Charming Ash & Oak Antique Windsor Chair dates from the Georgian period circa, 1800. It has a beautiful curved back with central pierced back splat and beautiful turned upright supports. The seat is beautifully shaped and figured and stands on four wonderfully turned legs with a turned cross stretcher for added stability.
Country Georgian Antique Oak And Elm Windsor Chair
This Charming Ash & Oak Antique Windsor Chair dates from the Georgian period circa, 1780. It has a beautiful curved back with central pierced back splat and beautiful turned upright supports. The seat is beautifully figured, and it is evident from the hundreds of years of use how smooth the wonderful curved arms feel. This Charming chair stands on four beautifully turned legs and benefits from the original crinoline stretcher.
Fine Country, Oak Wheel Back Antique Windsor Chair
Country Georgian Antique Ash And Elm Windsor Chair
Dear JamieThis is just to say I am delighted with my chairs – they are beautiful. The delivery guys were here soon after your earliest estimated time which was great. I shall certainly follow your website looking for other furniture to enjoy, use and treasure. Kind regards, Jane
Hello James,Thank you for the delivery today. The chairs are lovely and just as good as in your picture. I’m very pleased and can’t understand why people buy modern rubbish when they could have something like these instead!! Best Regards, Jessica
- Upholstered armchair to West Yorkshire,
The chair arrived this morning, I am very pleased with it.