Stylish 'Square Frame' Chairs & Comfortable 'Windsor Chairs'
The traditional 'Square Frame' Chair form can be seen in our collection of fine Mission Style Chairs, and Shaker Style Chairs. Square Frame chairs are constructed with 2 long posts at the back, which form the back legs and the back rest, and 2 short posts at the front which form the front legs. The seat is then joined onto these legs, which are then braced below the seat. Many square frame chair models are available in 2 model variants that have either wooden seats or upholstered seats.
Windsor Style Seating, with splayed legs and tilted back rests driven into the seat, represents a high point in the landscape of chair design & construction. The original English Windsor Chair developed in the 17th Century near Windsor, England, and has traveled extensively throughout the centuries, first coming to America in about 1726. After this time, the English Windsor Chairs differed from their North American counterparts in various details, as several stylistic and structural adaptations evolved on each side of the Atlantic. This is why you'll find so many different types of Windsor Chair, as well as matching Windsor Benches and matching Windsor Stools for many of these chairs, in our catalog.
In General, You'll Find That Square Frame Chairs Are Stylish, But Windsor Chairs Are More Comfortable!
Choosing Your Hardwood Dining Chairs
We work hard to ensure that every one of today’s Heirloom Quality chairs is better in many ways than the original furniture of old that it is based upon. We apply the best proven designs and legacy joinery techniques that have evolved through generations of craftsmen, and we also take advantage of advances in furniture manufacturing technology and the quality of modern glues and finishes.
Understand which features You should demand and which ones You should avoid in order to get the best value from Your next quality chair, bench, or stool purchase:
What To Insist On: - Find out exactly what to look for in a true 'Heirloom Quality' Chair that will beautifully accommodate Your needs, and be easily maintained to last for generations
What To Avoid: - Find out how to look for, identify, and avoid common chair manufacturers cost-cutting steps that will simply not bear the burden of normal use in Your home
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Heirloom Quality Hardwood Chairs:
English Windsor Chairs - Shaker Ladderback Chairs
'Contemporary' New England Bow-Back Windsor Chairs
Wheat Windsor Chairs - Appalachian Squire Chairs
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