Joseph P. Klosek, Cabinetmaker

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Bow-Back Windsor Armchair
37"H., 24"W., 21"D.
Materials: Pine, Maple, Oak

The bow-back windsor, also known as a sack-back, is one of seven basic varieties of windsor chairs popular in England and the U.S. for almost three hundred years. These chairs were used primarily as garden chairs in England but found their way into many prominent homes in the U.S. The bow-back was especially popular in New England with its deeply saddled seat, splayed legs, and slightly raked back. These chairs are made using typical windsor details such as a two inch thick pine plank seat, flexible oak spindles, and boldly turned maple legs and stretchers. The finish is milk paint and linseed oil.

[IMAGE: A Bow-back Windsor arm chair finished in black milk paint]
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