Definition of Windsor chair in English:

Windsor chair


  • A wooden dining chair with a semicircular back supported by upright rods.

    • ‘Use ladderback chairs, rocking chairs, benches, wicker furniture and Windsor chairs.’
    • ‘The Woolwich yeoman John McKenney had three black and green Windsor chairs and ‘one red pine table’ in his parlor.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The spindles of Windsor chairs support the spine and move with the sitter's changes in position.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 idea is perhaps best summed up by another Rushton work featuring a Windsor chair set on a pedestal.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘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.’


Windsor chair

/ˈwinzər CHe(ə)r/