Bow-back Windsor Chair circa 1981 with Ash Backs, Heart Pine Seats, Maple Legs, & Stretchers
Handcrafted Side Windsor Chair
seat height 17″ | footprint of chair 18″ L x 16″ W | top to bottom 37″
Handcrafted by Warren Chair Works
Rhode Island, 1981
Originally Acquired by Nora Pouillon,
owner of Restaurant Nora, Washington D.C.
set of four chairs
Can be sold individually.
History & Provenance
These chairs were originally acquired by Nora Pouillon, owner of Restaurant Nora in Washington D.C. from Warren Chair Works (WCW) in Rhode Island about 38 years ago, right about when WCW has just opened for business and started handcrafting Windsor Chairs in 1981. Restaurant Nora closed in 2017 after a 38-year run with accolades as the nation’s first certified organic restaurant.
“After 36 years, Nora is still here, where it has long stood, in a former stable at Florida and R streets NW, an organic herb garden blooming by the kitchen door. Valerie Jarrett and a party of 20 White House staffers dined here the other night. The Obamas (the president staged a surprise birthday party for the first lady), the Clintons (many top officials were regulars), Nancy Reagan, the Carters, have all been patrons. “Everyone but the Bushes,” says Pouillon, although Laura Bush came once with her daughters.”
Condition of chairs
Each chair is sold in its “as is” condition. Due to the age of the chair, you can expect to find signs of wear and tear, scratches, marrings, old finishes, old repairs, and imperfections.
Pricing includes free delivery to locations within 60 miles of 1121 King Street Alexandria, Va.
We offer restoration services. You can choose to touch up or do a full restoration. While the chairs are structurally sound, you may wish to tighten loose joints or re-glue. Additional fees may apply.