|Description: A wooden high-chair with an orangey-brown finish which is very worn, especially on the seat, where a large area of bare wood is exposed. The seat is approximately 4.5 cm thick and is made of a single piece of wood. The back-support spindles, arms, and legs are all decorated with incised lines at intervals around their circumference to give the impression of bamboo. The legs are attached through the seat. Stabilizing stretchers at the front and back are about 15 cm up from the floor, while the side stretchers are almost at floor level. The arms are attached to their supports by wooden pegs or a pegged joint.
History: This is a true Windsor style high chair. Variations of Windsor style chairs were the most popular style of seating in 19th century Upper Canada. The influence of the orient is apparent in the bamboo style legs. Some characteristics of British Country Windsor style chairs are simple leg design, legs fitted through the seat, and hardwood plank. For more information on 19th Century furniture see: Howard Pain: “The Heritage of Upper Canadian Furniture” (Toronto: Van Nostrand - Reinhold Ltd., 1979).