The Windsor chair at its most elaborate and fine, the Gothic Windsor of yew wood and elm, circa 1760. England. It is, without doubt, the most sophisticated and elegant of all Windsor chairs and can be described as quintessentially English country furniture.
They are the most exquisite and fine design of all Windsor chairs and it is also the rarest of all models. This form is also known as the ‘Chippendale’ of country seating and ‘Strawberry Hill’ design, after the Strawberry Hill House in London was remodelled by Horace Walpole (1717-1797) and featured windows with a distinctive gothic shape.
A similar Windsor Chair is illustrated on the cover of ‘Windsor Chairs’ by Micheal Harding Hill, where he describes “This style of Windsor has been considered for some time to be the pinnacle of Windsor chair design; it is more sought after than any other Windsor chair, and it is rare than any of the other styles.”