Very Classic Windsor Chairs
Windsor chairs are classic, sophisticated and durable. Windsor chairs generally feature a rounded wooden back featuring several vertical thin wooden spindles. The simple wooden seats are held up by four chair legs, angled out for balance. Windsor chairs were first manufactured in England in the early 18th century and are named after the English village where they were first made. Around 1740 they were produced in America, first in Philadelphia. As their popularity grew, they could be found in all areas of the country. Windsor chairs come in many shapes, colors and sizes. They are used as dining chairs, side chairs, writing chairs and high chairs. These versatile chairs have not gone out of style and have been in production for over 300 years. 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. Windsor chairs are still being made in the traditional way today.
Examples of the common types of Windsor chairs can often be bought for tens rather than hundreds of pounds. Simple slat-backed chairs were made in their thousands for institutional use and they continue to be excellent value for everyday seating today.