Custom Kitchens, Furniture, and Architectural Millwork

302 W. South Street

Montour Falls, NY 14865

Phone: 607-535-6540

Fax: 607-535-8096

Rod-back Windsor

The Rod-back Windsor side chair developed from the traditional pinched hoop or Bow-back style Windsor to included a square back design that incorporated Asian influenced bamboo style turnings (circa 1810). These popular and comfortable chairs feature a shield seat, as opposed to the Philadelphia’s oval seat. The most stylish form of this chair is known as a bird cage windsor. Alternate back spindles of the chair pass through a second “rod” giving the allusion of a birdcage. The chair shown here features a modified shield seat without the bird cage.

Prices, as shown: $950

Description

The Rod-back Windsor side chair developed from the traditional pinched hoop or Bow-back style Windsor to included a square back design that incorporated Asian influenced bamboo style turnings (circa 1810). These popular and comfortable chairs features a modified shield seat. The most stylish form of this chair is known as a bird cage windsor. Alternate back spindles of the chair pass through a second “rod” giving the allusion of a birdcage. The top corners are hand carved just like their 19th century counterparts to resemble a mitered or "duckbill" bamboo joint.

As with all of our Windsors, each chair begins with locally milled green lumber. Every seat is hand-carved from Eastern White Pine. We do all of our turnings by hand 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 chair'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 colored lacquer or milk paint. Every piece is custom made to order allowing us to tailor each commission to your specific needs.

sizing varies slightly by piece

  • 17-18" seat height
  • 34"-36" back height
  • 21"-22" width (New York style shield seat)
  • 18"-19" width (modified shield seat)

Price:   starting at $950.00

Value added options:

  • distressed finish ($50)
  • multiple paint colors (each additional paint color $50 limited to three colors)

Images

Colors

All of our Windsors come standard in Milk Paint with two coats of oil as a top coat. Color options are shown below on the chart. Inquire for non-standard colors.

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Old Fashioned Milk Paint color sample chart.

Order

Fill out the form below, indicate your choices, and we will get in touch with you to finalize your purchase. We will be happy to answer any questions you might have, call us at 607-535-6560, email sales@chicone.com, or use our contact form

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 standard
 distressed ($50)
 multiple paint colors (each additional paint color $50)
 

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