Windsor chair


Wind·​sor chair ˈwin-zər- How to pronounce Windsor chair (audio)
: a wooden chair with spindle back, raking legs, and usually a saddle seat

called also Windsor

Illustration of Windsor chair

Illustration of windsor chair

Examples of Windsor chair in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The large pendant light and Windsor chair are vintage. Rhonda Reinhart, Country Living, 8 Sep. 2023 The Windsor chair, characterized by its spindled chair back, has a history as old as the United States. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, 19 Jan. 2023 For more than half a century, Richard Grell has been crafting the very intricate Windsor chair, a style that dates hundreds of years, by hand in his Hudson shop. Marc Bona, cleveland, 30 Dec. 2022 The Windsor chair — identifiable by its wooden seat, splayed wooden legs, and multi-spindled back frame — dates to the early 18th century. Christina Poletto,, 20 Feb. 2022 Ravitz’s braided rug is like a melty pool of colors, and Blendowski’s scalloped-edge Windsor chair looks like dollhouse furniture blown up to life-size proportions. Diana Budds, Curbed, 11 Feb. 2022 Their works combine a respect for traditional forms with a sense of play: The pair’s debut piece is an eccentric and whimsical take on the classic Windsor chair, replacing the 18th-century English seat’s straight-spoked back with undulating pieces of wood that seem to shimmy. New York Times, 9 Feb. 2022

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Word History


Windsor, England

First Known Use

1740, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Windsor chair was in 1740

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“Windsor chair.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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