James Mursell has been making Windsor chairs for the past 16 years and his range of chairs for sale includes both traditional and contemporary designs.
A Windsor chair is defined as having a solid seat, with the undercarriage inserted from below and the superstructure from above; there is no continuity between top and bottom. Within this definition the range of chairs that can be created in almost infinite.
James uses locally grown hardwoods and in particular ash from the Cowdray Estate in Midhurst, West Sussex. His chairs are made to the highest standard, using traditional green woodworking techniques and are completed with an easy to maintain oil and wax finish.
He firmly believes that Windsor chairs should not only be soundly made and comfortable, but also pleasing to look at from all directions. The shaping of each component is carefully considered and the expression ‘less is more’ applies fully to his chairs. They will give pleasure to future generations.
James makes a number of different side- and arm-chairs which can be seen on other pages. However if you have a particular type of chair in mind please do not hesitate to get in touch to investigate the feasibility of having it made for you.
If you wish to commission a chair, please contact James to discuss the matter. Usually a deposit of 1/3 will be requested with deliver of approximately 12 weeks.