My hand-made Windsor Chairs have been featured in Early American Life's Directory of Traditional American Crafts since 2010.
Many of the early Windsor settees were produced in Philadelphia (ca. 1750-1770). This double comb settee features hand carved claw arms and a New England style continuous plank seat.
Each settee begins with locally grown green lumber. The seat is hand-carved from Eastern White Pine. I do all of my turnings by hand on a lathe, out of maple or black birch. Every spindle is rived (split) from the log and shaved on a shave horse to ensure the grain is left unbroken from end to end. This traditional process is repeated on the settee's back before steaming and bending. The legs are set using a traditional tapered lock joint which increases the chair's stability. Finally everything is wedged, hand sanded and finished with your choice of milk paint.
Each piece is custom made-to-order, please allow 6-8 weeks. The price is for local pick up only. I can help you arrange shipping, I offer standard crating and white glove delivery (pricing will vary).
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