Sunday, April 26, 2009

Chair #116

—Designer unknown

Windsor chairs are such a classic with their distinctive splayed legs, and more important, the multi spindled back. They were developed in the late 17th century in the vicinity of Windsor, England. Windsor's close location to the Thames river made it an ideal location to produce and ship these chairs to many other parts of Britain. Patrick Gordon, governor of Pennsylvania in 1726, is said to have introduced the chairs to America.

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