stevenbunn Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:20
While I was at the Common Ground Country Fair demonstrating Windsor chair-making, I took the opportunity to create a new sack-back design based on a photo I found in an old antiques brochure. What made the original chair so striking was the curve of the front of the seat saddle combined with the boldly sculpted underside of the front of the chair.
I was concentrating on creating a seat matching, as closely as possible, the form shown in the brochure. I did not care for the turnings used by the original craftsman, so I substituted leg turning profiles from another antique chair which I reproduced several years ago. The original source did not identify the source of the chair pictured or provide any other information about it. Which is a shame. STB