Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Is this a Windsor chair?

In Furniture > Chairs > Show & Tell.
Recent activity173639 of 180479nice coke picture help to found the year and value1967 Perpetual Calendar
Love it
Like it

vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.

Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

Posted 6 years ago


(1 item)

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.

Unsolved Mystery

Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.


  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 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, 6 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, 6 years ago
    Good luck on your search. It will turn up!

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.