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Set of English Spindle Back English Windsor Chairs, Custom Painted Finish, England

A set of spindle back English Windsor dining chairs having a crinoline stretcher and a double bow back form from Great Britain with a painted and distressed finish. Originally Windsor chairs were a rural/country chair found in the English countryside so they were made to be both durable and functional. The term spur/crinoline stretcher speaks to the evolution of the Windsor chair as it made its way from the country to the city. Used in the countryside, people naturally rode horses and would wear boots with spurs. The inverted half circle shape of the stretcher allowed you to be able to sit on the chair without banging your spurs into the stretcher. As the chair made its way into the city that same half circle shape was found to be useful for the ladies as they wore dresses that had skirts made out of crinoline therefore the back portion of their dress could be tucked up underneath the chair. This type of Windsor chair is also called a double bow back because the oval/bow in the armchairs as the arm structure travels/bows across the back of the chair from side to side. A beautiful example of design and function coming together over two hundred years ago and still being used in the same form today.  The set price includes two arms and six sides. These chairs are also available with a custom stained finish in a variety of colors. 

# RC113A

DIMENSIONS

21.50" w x 17.50" d x 41.75" h

54.61cm w x 44.45cm d x 106.05cm h

A set of spindle back English Windsor dining chairs having a spur/crinoline stretcher and a double bow back form from Great Britain having a painted and distressed finish. Originally Windsor chairs were a rural/country chair found in the English countryside so they were made to be both durable and functional. The term spur/crinoline stretcher speaks to the evolution of the Windsor chair as it made its way from the country to the city. Used in the countryside, people naturally rode horses and would wear boots with spurs. The inverted half circle shape of the stretcher allowed you to be able to sit on the chair without banging your spurs into the stretcher. As the chair made its way into the city that same half circle shape was found to be useful for the ladies as they wore dresses that had skirts made out of crinoline therefore the back portion of their dress could be tucked up underneath the chair. This type of Windsor chair is also called a double bow back because the oval/bow in the armchairs as the arm structure travels/bows across the back of the chair from side to side. A beautiful example of design and function coming together over two hundred years ago and still being used in the same form today.  The set price includes two arms and six sides. These chairs are also available with a custom stained finish in a variety of colors.