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| Windsor Yew Wood Low Back Chairs . Circa 1840-50 .
Here we have a beautifull set of 4 Yew wood Windsor Low back chairs .
A Windsor chair is a chair built with a solid wooden seat into which the chair-back and legs are round-teneoned, or pushed into drilled holes, in contrast to standard chairs, where the back legs and the uprights of the back are continuous. The seats of Windsor chairs were often carved into a shallow dish or saddle shape for comfort. Traditionally, the legs and uprights were usually turned on a pole lathe The back and sometimes the arm pieces are formed from steam bent pieces of wood .
The centre of the chairs are shaped and pierced panels flanked by spindles with turned arm supports and the legs are joined by a crinoline curved stretcher to maintain the splay of the legs .
This set are made from Yew wood with an Elm seats the choice of timber not only gives a stunning colour but also gives the chairs strength .