~Our Windsor Chairs~

Our Windsor rockers and stool were handmade by Ralph Quick and painted by Caron Quick at The Windsor Chair Shop, Clarksville Missouri. The photo above was taken in our hearth room, this morning. Above the handcarved Swan, on the mantle, is a print of John Pils' Historic St Charles Missouri.

This photo collage shows the detail of the chairs. Caron Quick chip carved the designs. When the chairs were assembled, Caron painted them with 2 coats of milk paint. They were then given an antique finish. Ours are painted black over red. At the end of the process, the furniture is handrubbed with boiled linseed oil.
Our Windsors were custom fitted to each of us. Our legs were measured from the bend of the knee to the floor, for a perfect fit.
The style of our chairs is Nantucket Fan-Back.

The seat of each piece is dated, signed and numbered. Our names were added to each of our chairs.

Antique and new tools are used. Hard Maple is the choice of wood for legs, White Pine for seats, and Red Oak for spindles, bows and arms.
Earlier this year, the Quicks participated at The Colonial Craftman's Faire at Endview Plantation, Newport News Virginia.
During October The Windsor Chair Shop will be demonstrating chair making at Deutsch Country Days at Luxenhaus Farm, Marthasville Missouri. The date, October 20-21. If it's possible for you to travel to the vicinity of Marthasville, I recommend a visit to Deutsch Country Days. It's a wonderful event, featuring crafts, done in the old style. We've attended and enjoyed.
The Windsor Chair Shop:
Ralph and Caron Quick are listed in Best of Missouri Hands. This is a wonderful site, featuring artists from around Missouri. To learn more about The Windsor Chair Shop and other Missouri artists, visit:
Deutsch Country Days: