English Windsor Chairs
(FDY's Collection)

About Windsor chair

Windsor chair was made in England during the eighteenth and nineteenth century as the chair for general public. English furniture was made for the privilege classes until seventeenth century.  On the other hand, chairs became to make by village craftsmen originally for use in cottage and farmhouse. That craftsmen was the withdrawn artisan from London in 17th century. It eventually formed handmade-production. Later years, as demand increased, many were made in factories and the processes were mechanized. Chair manufacture became a thriving business in late nineteenth century and in twenty century came to introduce of mass production. The outcome was a decrease in quality and individuality by hand work of artisan. After that Windsor chair styles had changed. Windsor chair styles of those days had disappeared by the half of twenty century.
Nowadays Windsor chair styles spread all over the world and it is said one of the main stream of furniture design, but almost styles has became not true in those days. The genuine style of Windsor chair encompass the humanity of artisanf s hand work which was built up for many years and when we sit in it we feel comfortable and pleasant which improve our mind, all are latent within it.

 

Low bow-back single chair
with wheel-back splat
Made in FDY 2011

Low bow-back armchair
with wheel-back splat
Made in FDY 2011

Scroll-back side chair
Made in FDY 2011

Lath-back Windsor armchair
Made in Yamanaga Labo
KSU 2008

Com back Armchair
Made in England
Stewart Linford Furniture Maker
KSU Collection

Bow-back armchair
of stick back

Made in England
Stewart Linford Furniture Maker

Bow-back armchair
with Wheel-back splat
Made in England
Stewart Linford Furniture Maker
KSU Collection

High Bow-back armchair
Made in Yamanaga Labo
KSU 1995

Windsor Stool
Made in England
Stewart Linford Furniture Maker

Goldsmith Widsor Chair
Made in Yamanaga Labo
KSU 2002

Captain Cook Windsor
Chair
Made in FDY 2011

Fanback side Chair
with splat

Made in FDY 2010

When he visited England 1996, he asked Stewart Linford Chairmaker in High Wycombe and he was able to make a Windsor chair by assist of an aritisan Mr. Peter Smith.

FDY chair man and professor emeritus of Kyushu Sangyo University Kohei YAMANAGA,

Bow-back single chair
Made in Yamanaga Labo
KSU 2008

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Fanback side Chair
Made in FDY 2010

Smoker's Bow armchair
Made in England
Stewart Linford Furniture Makerr
KSU Collection

From 18th to 19th century styles