by nick engler urists will argue that we shouldn't have called this a "Windsor" quilt rack. Traditionally. the term was used to describe a type of English country chair—a scooped plank or "saddle" seat with spindle-turned legs and rungs, probably descended from the four-legged stool. However, the Windsor style became so popular in America that it was often adapted to other furniture forms. This quilt rack, designed and built by Jim Mc-Cann, is an example.
Some will point out that Windsor is a misnomer no matter what kind of furniture it describes. Historically, the style has little to do with the English city. There is an interesting (though unfounded) folktaie about the association. The story goes that one day the Duke of Windsor was out riding in his woods. He came upon an itinerant bodger who had set up his portable pole lathe near a grove of young trees. The Duke inspected the bodger's work and found it much more delicate and well-made than the ordinary country chair. He was also astonished to find that a chair so
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