Maker: Geoff King of Worcestershire

Low Splat Back Windsor armchair

in  Ash with Elm Seat

This low back Windsor chair is of the style made in Lincolnshire in the mid to late 19th century by George Wilson of Grantham (c1841-1891)

The arm bow, top bow and crinoline stretcher are all steamed and bent from ash. The central decoratively fretted splat is similar to that shown in Dr. Bernard Cotton's book "The English Regional Chair", first published for the Antique Collectors' Club in 1990. (page 131). The ring turned legs with vase shaped feet are connected by a crinoline stretcher and two turned stub stretchers. Back sticks are first made with a ¾" rounder and then tapered with the trapping plane. The six long spindles either side of the splat pass through the arm bow at (5/8)" diameter and enter the top bow at ½" diameter.