One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A wooden dining chair with a semicircular back supported by upright rods.
- ‘The Centennial Exposition of 1876 in Philadelphia also exhibited a New England kitchen furnished with a mix of old tables, cradles, Windsor chairs, and a spinning wheel.’
- ‘The Woolwich yeoman John McKenney had three black and green Windsor chairs and ‘one red pine table’ in his parlor.’
- ‘The burglars broke through a first floor external door and stole antique furniture, including a black Windsor chair, a mahogany circular table, cherrywood chair and a 19th century kitchen table.’
- ‘Early Victorian taste favoured opulence and eclecticism, so exhibition showpieces coexisted with simpler, compact items like Windsor chairs.’
- ‘Besides the things she had already seen, she pointed out a Boulle cabinet, a Sevres vase, and a 19th century saddle-seat Windsor chair.’
- ‘‘All persons of taste and discernment will be glad that at last someone has had the courage to undertake the redemption of the Windsor chair,’ wrote Nutting in 1918.’
- ‘The idea is perhaps best summed up by another Rushton work featuring a Windsor chair set on a pedestal.’
- ‘Diane took it all in without comment, then walked to the other side of the tables and sat down in one of the Windsor chairs.’
- ‘The Windsor chair jumped across the Atlantic from England in the early 18th century and has been a comfortable favorite around American tables ever since.’
- ‘The spindles of Windsor chairs support the spine and move with the sitter's changes in position.’
- ‘Use ladderback chairs, rocking chairs, benches, wicker furniture and Windsor chairs.’
Windsor chair/ˈwinzər CHe(ə)r/
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