Windsor Guest Chairs With Arms Type
The guest chairs with arms were the last in furniture making in Europe, where people usually sat on stools. Seats with backs Handcarved entered society as a status symbol. When armchairs were finally introduced at the end of the sixteenth century. They were reserved for the king and the nobles of the court. As wide ladies skirts made armchairs impractical for them. European chair designs quickly ran out in the colonies in the eighteenth century. Finely wrought handmade wooden armchairs were highly prized. In the well-to-do homes and decorated the cameras used by the Founding Fathers.
Windsor chairs were first designed to be used outdoors-open-backs allow the breeze to blow through them and their rounded tops were convenient to slip over a sack of grain to block the cold wind. They came from a city called Windsor, in the 1600s. By the mid-1700s, the Windsor chairs had migrated to the colonies, where they can be seen in the paintings of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States. They are elegant chairs with curved wooden backs, spindle slats turned back, shaped seats, curved flat arms often end in curved knuckles, and spike or spike legs and stress factors. The original chairs and the best reproductions are built with nails or screws.