A very fine Thames Valley Windsor chair
This lovely Windsor chair has been brought by a client for structural restoration to where its arms join the seat. This is a really quite superb Windsor, and I will record it with pictures, and templates, to share with regional furniture historians, and also so that I can make copies. My friend Barry Horton is guiding me through the template making process. Recording of the various angles and curves is going to be interesting. The damaged arm support will need to be replaced entirely. Furniture historian Adam Bowett says the screws are circa 1820-40, and that the wood for the arms and supports is probably cherry. It is pinkish, and fine textured, with a fine flecking exposed on the quartered surface. Cherry sounds right. I think the splat must be the same.