A town in Berkshire, England.
Chairs in which the legs and arms are all socketed to form a shaped 'saddle' seat. Each individual chair can be made from a mixture of different woods such as yew, ash and elm. They have been made in Britain since the middle of the eighteenth century. There are two main types, those with a rounded back and a bowed back piece known as a 'hoop' or 'crinoline' back, and those with a straight top rail.
Popular in 18th century England, this style features an arched back with a variety of designs, (i.e., fan back, hoop back, or comb back).
Style of chair using bent wood back frame and wood seat with the legs pegged directly into the seat instead of being framed with aprons. The type seems to have originated around Windsor castle in England between 1700 and 1725, and appears to have been made by wheelwrights or turners rather than by cabinets makers; the English Windsor usually has a pierced slat flanked by turned spindles suggesting wheel spokes. The American colonists carried the Windsor to its ultimate development , producing a chair of the utmost strength, comfort, lightness, and ease of manufacture. They appeared in infinite variations of comb back, fan, hoop, and bow backs, made in a combination of woods. They were often painted of left in the raw wood, and the notion was carried to settees, beds, tables, etc.
The Windsor chair proved so popular that is style was carried to other items of furniture ( settees, beds, tables, etc.).