I must say that before I saw this old Chair, I'd Never Really been a fan of Windsor Chairs.
What I instantly was Drawn to were the Up-Turned "Ears". Then my eye went to the Incredibly Adventuresome Bulbous Turnings.
According to Wallace Nutting's Furniture Treasury, Vol 1 & 2, these Bold Turnings began to Appear in the late 1700's. The Faint Gilded Detailing is still Barely Visible on the Legs and Stiles.
I dare not Touch the Natural Patina of Faded and Worn Black Paint, Either. A Fine Antique Windsor Chair with a Touch of Whimsy and Noteworthy Elements.
The two Stiles and all Back Spindles were Pains-Takingly Removed, old Glue Removed, and Re-glued. Frame is now Tight.