Sack-Back Windsor Settee (Bench)

My hand-carved Windsor settees are available to seat two, three, or four adults (pricing varies by size) the one shown here seats three. Most of the early Windsor settees were produced in Philadelphia (ca. 1750-1770). The featured sack-back settee has paddle arms and a New England style continuous plank seat.

Each settee begins with locally milled green lumber. I hand-carve every seat from Eastern White Pine and do all of my turnings on a lathe out of maple or black birch. Every spindle is rived 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 stability. Finally everything is wedged, hand sanded and finished with your choice of milk paint.

I have been featured in Early American Life's Directory of Traditional American Crafts since 2010 for my hand-made Windsors. 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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