Antique Windsor Chairs

The Windsor Chair is established as one of the great classics of English country furniture. They were made by village craftsmen to traditional designs in native woods like elm, ash, oak, beech and yew. In actual fact the word Windsor refers not to the place of origin but to a design where the legs and the back are both placed into a solid seat and this form of construction proved so practical and popular that it was widely adopted not only by country craftsmen, but for mass production in factories for schools and other institutions. More sophisticated examples were also produced by fashionable makers for wealthy customers; one of the most desirable are chairs with ‘U’ shaped crinoline stretchers.

Windsor Chairs started in the early 18th century. Chairs of this type were manufactured in large numbers in the Thames Valley in Buckinghamshire, and Windsor may have been a centre for distribution.

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Elm Windsor Chair from Fontaine Decorative

Offered for sale is this 19th Century antique elm Windsor chair

£180

$238 €210

Elm Windsor Chair from Fontaine Decorative

Offered for sale is this 19th Century antique elm Windsor chair

£245

$324 €286

Oxford Bar Back Windsor Chair c.1860 from Decades of Antiques

Offered for sale is this 19th Century antique Oxford bar back Windsor side chair in elm and ash It has an original colour

£95

$126 €111

Georgian Child’s Elm Antique Windsor Rocking Chair from Driscolls Antiques Ltd

This wonderful country house Georgian childs elm Windsor antique rocking chair has a curved back with shaped back splat turned arms and beautifully figured shaped seat It stands on turned

£375

$496 €438

Edwardian Rocking Chair - Windsor / Kitchen / Elbow Chair - Painted Beech & Elm from Carson & Draper

Really pretty painted beech and elm rocking chair of lovely proportions with a large seat This is an antique rocking chair An Edwardian country kitchen Windsor elbow chair in beech

£275

$363 €321

Set of 6 Spindleback Kitchen Chairs from Courtyard Antiques

A good set 6 of country house kitchen chairsMid to late Victorian periodElm Ash and Beech with 17 diamter seatsSubstantial chairs of sturdy construction and in excellent orderSeat heights of

£720

$952 €842

Lincolnshire Hoopback Chair from Courtyard Antiques

Lincolnshire Windsor armchair c1850-90Native timbers of Ash and ElmDouble bow construction with low stick backSaddle seat with distinctive grain patternSeat height of 17

£445

$588 €520

Antique Windsor Broad Arm Elbow Chair, English, Victorian, Elm, Ash c.1850 from London Fine Ltd

This is an antique Windsor broad arm elbow chair An English Yorkshire Victorian elm and ash armchair dating to the mid 19th century Classic English country elbow chair Delightful colour

£1,295

$1,712 €1,514

Set of 4 Antique Country Kitchen Chairs from Courtyard Antiques

Oxford Windsor side chairs c1830-90Barback version in Beech with Elm seatsAll original and all in excellent orderPlenty of character good set of 4

£480

$634 €561

Chunky Yorkshire Elm Windsor Elbow Chair from C.S.Moreton (Antiques)

Fine chunky Yorkshire elm windsor elbow chair with fruitwood splats The high back with shaped pierced splat and the bold swept arms supported with well turned up-rights The well

£395

$522 €462

Chunky Yorkshire Fruitwood Windsor Chair from C.S.Moreton (Antiques)

Fine chunky Yorkshire fruitwood windsor elbow chair with elm seat The high back with shaped pierced splat and the bold swept arms supported with well turned up-rights The well

£395

$522 €462

19th Century Elm & Ash Hoop Back Windsor Chair from Salisbury Antiques

This is a mid 19th Century antique elm ash hoop back Windsor armchair

£445

$588 €520

Set of 4 Oxford Barback Chairs c.1890 from Courtyard Antiques

4x Windsor Barback side chairs c1890Elm seats Beech framingSeat size 14 wide by 13 deepSeat height 17Clean and tidy with strong joints

£460

$608 €538

Yew Windsor Armchair c.1850 from Millers Antiques

This is a good 19th Century antique yew wood Windsor armchair The chair with a decorative splat elm seat standing on yew turned legs with a crinoline stretcher In good

£695

$919 €812

Matched Set of 6 Thames Valley Scroll Back Kitchen Chairs from Cornett Antiques

This matched set of 6 Thames valley scroll back kitchen chairs are all in good usable sturdy condition Their colour and patination is original on each chair meaning depending on

£380

$502 €444

Pair of Windsor Armchairs c.1920 from Christopher Bigden Antiques & Fine Art

These are a pair of Windsor armchairs having pierced vase splat backs dished elm seats and turned supports united by a crinoline stretcher Nice colour and very tight and sound

Set of 4 Windsor Kitchen Chairs from Courtyard Antiques

Victorian Windsor Lathback kitchen chairsTrue set of 4 in Beech with Elm seatsOriginal finish and good seat height of 17Tight joints strong and sturdy

Highback Smoker

An individual Smokers Bow Windsor arcmchairUnusual highback versionBeech with an Elm seat and worn finishSought after Country House lookSurprisingly comfortable and in first class orderInner seat are of 17

£675

$892 €789

Yew Wood Low Windsor Chair Rockley Maker c.1840 from Wickersley Antiques

This is a nice low back Windsor chair in yew eood with an elm seat It has the crinoline stretcher good proportions and a lovely colour and patina no loose

£650

$859 €760

Childs Yew Wood Windsor Chair c.1840 from Wickersley Antiques

This is a lovely childs Windsor chair in yew wood with an elm seat with a crinoline stretcher it is in excellent condition with a nice polish probably a Rockley

£475

$628 €555

Rare Middle Size Yew Windsor Chair Rockley c.1840 from Wickersley Antiques

This is a very rare teens or middle size Windsor chair in yew wood with an elm seat these were made for the older child they are about half way

£850

$1,123 €994