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The Double Bow-back Windsor (circa 1760) is also known as a Sack-back Chair.

This style of Windsor is defined by the two bow-like, steam-bent pieces forming the arm rail and crest rail.

The spindles of the double bow-back extend from the oval shaped seat, through the arm rail into the crest rail.

It is said the term Sack-back is from the practice of pulling a sack made from a popular material over the back of the chair and securing it with ribbons to the arm rail to protect the sitter from drafts in chilly rooms.

 

 

 

 

 

The mark of the chairmaker

Every item I craft has my initials ‘RBH’ and the year it was made, either carved on the underside or has an embedded plaque.

Each item is issued with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

 

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