Collectibles-General (Antiques)/Windsor chair


QUESTION: can you give me some identifying info and perhaps a value for my Windsor chair. Thank you, Carol

ANSWER: is there a label underneath?

closer picture?

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windsor aa
windsor aa  
windsor bb
windsor bb  
QUESTION: no label. it has been refinished and a new seat several years ago. i have tried to get a better picture. thank you

ANSWER: judging from your feedback you are unsatisfied.
Knowledgeability - 9
Clarity of response - 8
please tell me what i could have done to please you or what information you wanted that was not supplied.

you asked for two things
identification and value which i thought i supplied.
sometimes, all there is is all there is


many manufacturers actually burn a brand into the seat bottom or seat frame which is what I was hoping.

So many manufacturers made this style and other windsor style chairs from early to today.

most of what we see are from the 1940 era.  doesnt make them good or bad, that would be a result of the woods used, methods of construction, turnings, whether the hoop was steam bent, cut, or laminated.  not just one characteristic but all or some taken together, then the actual form and balance of the chair when view from a distance.  How do the parts blend, how does the leg splay look with the arm post splay and the cant of the back?  Dor the arm posts go through teh seat and are fastened with a wedge visible from underneath?  Aamd with the legs, sometimes they come through the seat sometimes not.  Looking carefully where the lets enter the seat are there screws, a nail or nothing where the seat and leg intersect?  Nothing is best.

looking at this and knowing it is good and most likely made in the 1940-60s i would put a retail price in a shop of 250-350 (which is about all a single chair will bring) minimum assuming the finish is smooth and the chair is tight.  insurance replacement is higher.

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QUESTION: i am so sorry. i thought 10 was best. what an idiot i am. can it be removed?? please let me know. thanks

you are good, its just that i try to be through and complete although i dont waste others time with all the goodie hi how are yous and thank you and pleases, i try to get to the point and stay on it.  sometimes that puts people off and if so then i need to know since this websites success depends on your participation.  anyhow, when i get graded below 10 i ask why so i can improve or be more complete.

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robert klein


In regards to American antique, vintage and collectible furniture I can help with wood identification, styles, age, periods, historical coatings, materials, techniques, repair, restoration, refinishing, and value. I do not study mid century and later furniture nor do I deal in lamps, and other smalls. You may ask for values and I will give you current market values, I will not give you 'feel good' values. Understand that there are many factors that contribute to market value. If you want a feel good, unrealistic number, please call a local inexperienced appraiser. It is my desire to help you and in doing so I increase my knowledge as well. For that I thank you.


I have been in the antiques furniture and restoration business and in the sales of antique furniture for 40+ years and have continued my education in the trade attending workshops and seminars by various organizations, institutions, and private collectors.

Professional Refinishers Groop, Int., AIC, Antiques Dealers Association

BA Florida State University BA University of West Florida 1971

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