Rod-Back Arm Chairs
The most stylish form of this chair is known as a bird cage windsor. Alternate back spindles of the chair pass through a second “rod” giving the allusion of a birdcage. The under-carriage, spindles, stiles and arm posts are turned on the lathe in the bamboo style (influenced by America’s involvement in the China trade). The stretchers are “boxed” instead of the “H” pattern characteristic of earlier windsors. Like the fan-back, this windsor comes in both arm and side chair styles.
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