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Windsor Side Chair
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Title: Windsor Side Chair
Identifier: X964.23.1
Item Date: 1830 1880
Creation Date: 2012
Location: Benares Historic House

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Description: White painted half spindle, Windsor side chair. The chair has splayed legs and box stretchers with slight scooped slab seat that has curved sides and a straight front. Round corner crest-rail connected with four screws to front of two almost vertical back posts which extend from seat. Centre back rail has four tapering spindles below it.

Windsor chairs originated in England and were fashioned similar to stools except they had their backs attached to the seat. This chair is also an example of country furniture as it was made by hand using local woods available by pioneer families who had no time and money to purchase or make high-style furniture. Most Ontario country furniture was made from native woods of walnut, maple, cherry, birch, oak, basswood and pine. Source: www.canadianencylopedia.com
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