"Windsor chairs"
American Windsor chair
Public DomainAmerican Windsor chair (1760-1770) - Credit: Daderot

Windsor chairs are wooden chairs, the backs and sides of which are made of numerous spindles. Typically, the legs are splayed outwards. They often have arms, and backs which are curved and slightly reclining.

One source suggests that they are known as Windsor chairs because they were first made in Windsor in Berkshire in about 1710; another source suggests that High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire was the main location for production of Windsor chairs, and that from 1724 onwards, the town of Windsor became the centre for their transportation to London.  During the 18th century, Windsor chairs also became very popular in North America.

Click here, here and here to read various versions of the chairs' history.

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