This Windsor continuous arm chair was finished first with a dark blue paint and then top coated with a black wash, which was rubbed with steel wool to produce a high gloss. The black wash in selected naturally “high wear” areas was rubbed through, creating very subtle blue highlights. The contrast of these highlights is less marked than when a brighter contrasting colour, such as salmon red, is used as the undercoat. The chair was then treated to a coat of high quality furniture wax, which was then buffed, producing a very formal look.
The leg turnings have a bit more relief than I normally make, but I think it adds to the formality of the chair.
The continuous arm chair is perhaps my favourite of all the chairs. While one sits in a side chair, arm chairs wrap around the sitter and encourages a little more lounging.