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The Craftsmanship of Philadelphia Windsor Chairmaker Joseph Henzey
- February, 2008
Philadelphia became the Windsor chair capital of the Colonies and took the British design to new heights making it a truly American furniture form. The very best of those Windsor chairmakers includes Joseph Henzey who helped define the American Windsor style. Many examples of his work can fortunately be seen and studied today. This article looks at several of his early chairs and describes a data analysis model used as an aid in determining craftsmanship, attempts to identify specific chairmakers based upon study and measurements, and identifies what made Henzey’s work unique and his craftsmanship a signature of the Philadelphia Windsor style. Download the PDF to read the complete article.