This windsor is the New York City version of the Philadelphia bow-back armchair. This is a uniquely New York design (later emigrating into New England) and represents the height of windsor design in America. New York City chairmakers introduced continuity to the bow-back armchair by steam bending the back bow and the chair's arms using a single piece of wood. This design was developed in the 1790's and greatly contributed to New York City competing with Philadelphia as the center of windsor chairmaking in America. In addition to the continuous flow of the back bow and arms, the undercarriage of the chair is very stylish with long slender tapered legs and deep coves.