Question by  Shiva (1)

What century is the rush seat Windsor chair from?

I need to know when my Windsor chair was made.


Answer by  Allan (18)

The first among Windsor chairs were made in the late 17th Century. The are existing exhibits available now adays that were made also in the 18th century.


Answer by  geeksquad (15)

The style was popular in the late 1700's in New England. In the 18th century, the hand made craftmanship of the Windsor Chair was high in demand. In the 19th century, Windsor chairs were manufactured from factory production. I would guess your hand made rush seat Windor Chair was made in the late 1700's.


Answer by  jmc500 (12)

The Windsor/rush chair was created in the 18th century. There are 6 types of Windsor chairs (low back, comb back, hoop back, fan back, loop back and the New England arm chair). The rush seat is woven from a natural cord-like material (bullrush, willow, bark, grass, etc. ).


Answer by  DesertRat (699)

The earliest rush seat Windsor chairs date from the late 18th century, starting around 1790. They were made up through the mid 19th century, then went out of fashion. But then they were made again (as "retro" in the early 20th century, and intermittently since. You'll need an expert to look at the assembly methods to date yours.


Answer by  rlgoard (84)

The information I have been able to find on this type of chairs tells me it came from the 18th and early 19th centuries. Without knowing its condition it is impossible to know its value.


Answer by  Emily76 (58)

The Windsor chair was first designed and built in the 17th century. It was originally from the Bershire, England area.

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