Circa 1790 Windsor Stool

Circa 1790 Windsor Stool

This wonderful painted Windsor stool is both unique and a masterpiece of handcrafting.

A marvelous, hand shaved, out-of-round, nearly 2” thick seat is actually formed into the iconic Windsor saddle. Bamboo turned legs with tapered feet are joined by an H-plan stretcher.

The surface is probably original: blue paint now highly oxidized toward green with gold detailing on seat. The undersides of the stretcher and spots on the underside of the saddle seat reveal the original blue.  Note the shrinkage as evidenced by an even more pronounced irregularity of the round seat. The surface is dry with a good patina.

This is a delightful expression of Windsor design, Pennsylvania, 1770 - 1800.

14 1/2" tall, seat diameter: 14 - 15"

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