The handmade Windsor chairs are the classics of English country furniture. It is one of the English regional chairs. Many designs of English regional chairs originated in the Thames Valley, for example, Buckinghamshire. It is possible that Windsor was a centre for distribution for the chairs. However, the origin of the name is not entirely clear.
Nothing makes a piece of hand-made furniture more appealing and special than intricate carving. Furniture makers have been carving furniture for hundreds of years to add dimension and beauty to wood furniture.
Initially, early carvings were incised cuts and geometric in shape. Over time, as carving tools improved, patterns became more artistic. They often captured natural objects such as flowers, leaves and vines. Now you can find grape carving, acanthus leaves and roses on many pieces of traditional oak furniture.
An imposing oak four-poster bed is a centrepiece of any bedroom and is a feature in many English castles. So naturally, it would be safe to assume that it is a traditional English piece of furniture. However, historians tend to think that it was first made in Austria. Before they discovered a four-poster bed, English aristocrats had slept on boards set to trestles, with mattresses placed on top of the boards.
We caught up with Richard Foreman, the founder of Tudor Oak. Richard has started as a traditional oak furniture manufacturer, working on his own. He set up the brand Tudor Oak, making reproduction oak furniture, which quickly became one of the most established in the country. Although he had recently retired from making furniture, Richard keeps
The founder of Tudor Oak, Richard Foreman, has finally decided to put down his tools and retire from handcrafted furniture manufacturing. Richard Foreman started Tudor Oak in 1969 and has been involved with the brand on and off for nearly 50 years.
We are now offering new reupholstery and recovery service for chairs, carvers and upholstered benches. Our upholsterer can either recover them in new fabric or do a complete reupholstery. You can select the fabric for reupholstery to match your home decor!