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Posted 4 years ago


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This photo was taken in 1940. The drawing was made from the photo. I would like to know anything about this chair (category, manufacturer, etc.). I think it is an unusual variation of the Windsor low-back chair, but am not sure. Any help would be appreciated.

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    I'd say no to a Windsor chair. I suggest you have a 'corner chair'.
    Some sources claim this design was to accommodate a man wearing a sword. Google that term and you will see what I mean.
    The barley-twist turned legs are very nice. The front leg is a bit plain to my eye, so I'm thinking a later piece.
    There are elements that remind me of a 'captain's chair', originally a low-backed wooden armchair.
    Perhaps it's a combo of both those ideas.
    The arms curve in, rather than out and the slats at the back look well done too!
    I like it!
  2. Harry123, 4 years ago
    Many thanks, Vetraio50. You are right. "corner chair" rather than "Windsor low-back chair" is the ID phrase I needed to find examples in Google-Images. Hundreds of them!! My grandmother owned this chair in the 1940s, but, sadly, it is long gone. Maybe, someday, I will spot it on eBay.
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Good luck on your search. It will turn up!

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