It's always a curious thing when a piece of furniture with a pedigree that dates back centuries manages to situate itself into contemporary design (without actually looking like an antique). Such is the case with the Windsor chair. Originating in the early 1700s and taking its name from the English town of—you guessed it—Windsor, the humble wooden chair has been an anchor of English and American interiors past and present. Its characteristic spindled back, carved seat, gentle recline and splayed legs fill me with a sense of comforting nostalgia that I can't quite place.
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