This is the last and fourth of our Windsor Chair Collection. A Luther Metcalf Windsor Chair. The unique characteristic of this chair is that we can actually pin point this chair to its original manufacturer because of the plate on the bottom. The Davistown Museum Website has a wonderful bio on Luther Metcalf. You can visit it here:Luther Metcalf Bio
Lovely closeups of the saddle of this Windsor Chair.
Detail shots of the birdcage style back. Lovely bamboo turnings and stunning wood grain seen throughout this chair.
The bottom detail shows of the original finish of the chair. The Luther Metcalf Cabinet Shop Medway Mass Plate marks the maker of this chair. My understanding is that the cabinet shop was opened in 1785. 1825 marks the date this chair was made. The colonial period handwriting is remarkable. A stunning representation of penmanship and wood work from a time long ago.