Types of chairs
You can have any of the following chairs as either a dining chair or a easy chair. The seat of a dining chair is more or less parallel to the floor. The seat of an easy chair slopes toward the back so that the sitter is helped to nestle against the back of the chair and feel supported.
The next distinction is between the different types. Visually Windsor chairs can vary widely, mainly because so much can be done with the detailing of the upper and lower parts. To help you with your choice, the Windsor chair family can be divided into four distinct categories.
Starting with the bow-back. This is essentially a dining chair without arms. The back rest is formed by a single bow with spindles between the bow and the seat.
This chair consists of an arm bow with a back bow coming from the arm bow and the spindles joining both bows to the seat. The double bow chair can be a dining chair or an easy chair.
The comb-back chair again has only one bow, but this time it is the arm bow. The spindles pass from the seat through the arm bow, like in the double bow chair, except this time the spindles terminate at the top with a crest joining the spindles together.
Finally, the farmhouse chair has no bows at all. The spindles have become slats and pass straight from the seat to the crest. The slats have been bent into an S-shape to give maximum support to the sitters back. The arms are jointed into the two outer back supports.
All the seats are sculpted to give that quality comfort that, I believe, only a Windsor chair can offer.
As all these chairs are hand-made, I can offer a bespoke service at no extra cost. Adjustments to the chairs can be made to suit each individual. Measuring for maximum comfort can be done at my workshop in Wiveliscombe, Somerset, or at the various shows I attend.