Solid Oak CH 18A 'Windsor Chair'
A high back armchair in oak designed by Frits Henningsen in the 1930s and made by Carl Hansen & Son, circa 1950.
The model CH 18A chair is a Danish architect’s version of a ‘Windsor Chair’, a vernacular British design thought to date back to the 16th century.
The chair is built around a solid wood seat. All the chairs’ uprights and legs are pushed into the carved saddle shaped seat. The two horizontal lines in the back rest (the top rail and arm piece) have been steam bent to create their continuous semi-circular shape.
Although made entirely of tenon jointed solid oak, the masterful construction means the seat is both surprisingly strong and comfortable.
The piece is in excellent condition. All joints remain strong, and the finish of the wood is beautifully rich and consistent.
Width: 54 cm
Height: 100 cm
Depth: 64 cm
Seat Height: 44 cm