P O R T L A N D ... manufacturers of fine colonial furniture since 1859

P O R T L A N D P E N N S Y LVA N I A
manufacturers of fine colonial furniture since 1859
“The only Windsors more valuable
are the Originals.”
Frederick Duckl
oe
Bro
Duckloe
s., circa
Sr., April 26, 19
21
- April 4, 1999
1940
Directions to Frederick Duckloe & Brothers, Inc.
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EXIT 310
DELAWARE
WATER GAP
STROUDSBURG
611
Traveling west from New York and northern New Jersey:
DELAWARE
512
PA
RIVER
611
PORTLAND
Duckloe Bros.
Showrooms
611
Delaware Avenue (Route 611), Portland, Pennsylvania.
Our five floors of showrooms open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
except Sundays and major holidays.
Telephone: 570/897-6172, Fax 570/897-7263
www.duckloe.com
80
EXIT 4B
NJ
West on Route 80, take exit 4B and follow signs to Columbia, NJ.
Then to Portland, PA., first right after crossing bridge to
downtown Portland.
Traveling north from metropolitan Philadelphia:
North on Northeast Extension of Pennsylvania Turnpike, exit
at Route 22 East to Easton. In Easton, exit at Route 611 North,
18 miles to Portland.
Traveling east from central Pennsylvania:
East on Route 80, take exit 310 to Route 611 South.
Follow Route 611 South, 4 miles to Portland.
Visit Our Two Historic Showrooms
in Portland, Pennsylvania
George drilling spindle holes on a
loop back arm chair seat.
A view of our factory
contain small ch
Chair seat storage rack.
- “blue buckets”
hair parts.
George with pattern jigs on a far wall
and workbench on left.
Earl operating the automated
back knife lathe.
Kelly assembling a loop back arm
chair. Spindles are stored in racks
on the back wall.
John hand sanding a loop back arm chair.
George, Jr. sp
stain on a finis
praying
hed chair.
The finishing room drying area.
Harvey, Andy, George, Jr
and Dave wiping stain from
a wet stained chair.
Earl storing spindles in racks.
Marla sanding and fitting spindles.
Contents
Windsor Dining Chairs . . . . . 1-12
Dining Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-13
Windsor High Chair . . . . . . . . . 14
Stools & Benches . . . . . . . . . 14-16
Windsor Arm Chairs . . . . . . 17-24
Windsor Benches . . . . . . . . . 25-31
Occasional Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Windsor Rocking Chairs . . . 33-35
Windsor Office Chairs . . . . . 36-39
Children Sized Windsors . . . . . 40
Scale Model Windsors . . . . . 41-42
Finishes & Construction . . . 43-44
History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Contract Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Map & Directions . . . Back Flyleaf
Windsor Dining Chairs
#36 New England
Continous Arm Chair
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs,
Hickory Spindles, Ash Bends.
Overall height................40 1/2”
Overall depth.................24 3/4”
Overall width...................26”
Seat height........................18”
Seat depth ......................16 1/2”
Arm height ....................27 1/2”
#38 New England
Continous Side Chair
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs,
Hickory Spindles, Ash Bends.
Overall height................37 1/2”
Overall depth.................22 1/4”
Overall width...................20”
Seat height........................18”
Seat depth......................16 1/2”
1.
New England Continuous Arm Chair
To plan and create a reproduction of the Continuous Arm Windsor Chair has been a great personal challenge. Our first
efforts (indeed our first models) were complete failures. The special exertions needed to bend and mold flawless straightgrained ash lumber into accurate contours surely can be appreciated in our fine finished model. Perfect examples of this
very rare Continuous Arm Windsor can only be found in the hands of private collectors or in the protected safety of our
great museums. How fortunate we have been to engage the many pairs of skilled hands of our own master chairmakers to
recreate from hard-to-find originals a most graceful and comfortable model.
Brace Back Continuous Arm Chair
Our Brace Back Windsors have a solid cherry seat
with a hand formed extension of the main seat which
is neither applied nor glued. The early New York and
Connecticut Windsor chairmaker referred to this
extension as a tongue, and added two extra spindles
to give the appearance of strength.
#46 Brace Back
Continous Arm Chair
Solid Cherry.
Overall height ................401/2”
Overall depth .................243/4”
Overall width ................253/4”
Seat height .....................173/4”
Seat depth ......................161/2”
Arm height.....................271/2”
#48 Brace Back
Continous Side Chair
Solid Cherry.
Overall height ................371/2”
Overall depth....................23”
Overall width...................22”
Seat height .....................173/4”
Seat depth ......................161/2”
2.
Windsor Dining Chairs
“Comb Back” Windsor Dining Chairs
Our #10 Side Chair has been made by our chairmakers for more
than 50 Years--without even a minor change in design or
construction. A truly fine dining chair with our companion
#80-H or #82-H Governor as the host chair.
The #80-H High Back Governor Arm also is ideal as an occasional
living room or bedroom chair.
#82-H High Back
Governor Arm Chair
Solid Cherry.
Overall height ................431/2”
Overall depth....................27”
Overall width...................25”
Seat height .....................171/2”
Seat depth ......................161/2”
Arm height .......................28”
3.
Detail #82 Carved Knuckle
#17 Comb Back
Side Chair
#30 Moravian
Side Chair
Solid Cherry.
Overall height................353/4”
Overall depth....................21”
Overall width................20 1/2”
Seat height........................18”
Seat depth ......................151/4”
Solid Cherry.
Overall height................36 1/2”
Overall depth.................21 3/4”
Overall width................20 1/4”
Seat height........................18”
Seat depth......................15 3/4”
#10 Comb Back
Side Chair
Solid Cherry.
Overall height ................391/2”
Overall depth....................22”
Overall width...................25”
Seat height........................18”
Seat depth.........................16”
#80-H High Back
Governor Arm Chair
Solid Cherry.
Overall height ................431/2”
Overall depth....................27”
Overall width...................25”
Seat height .....................171/2”
Seat depth ......................161/2”
Arm height .......................28”
#10 Comb Back
Side Chair
Solid Cherry.
Overall height ................391/2”
Overall depth....................22”
Overall width...................25”
Seat height........................18”
Seat depth.........................16”
#69 Comb Back
Side Chair
Solid Cherry.
Overall height ................361/4”
Overall depth .................201/4”
Overall width ................251/4”
Seat height.....................17 3/4”
Seat depth ......................153/4”
4.
Windsor Dining Chairs
Windsor Comb Back Arm Chairs
5.
#1842-1 Royal
Governor Arm Chair
with Upholstered Back
& Seat
Solid Cherry.
Overall height................34 1/2”
Overall depth.................22 1/4”
Overall width...................23”
Seat height........................18”
Seat depth.........................17”
Arm height ....................27 1/2”
#1842 Royal
Governor Arm Chair
with Upholstered Back
Solid Cherry.
Overall height................34 1/2”
Overall depth.................22 1/4”
Overall width...................23”
Seat height........................18”
Seat depth.........................17”
Arm height ....................27 1/2”
#82 Governor
Arm Chair
Solid Cherry.
Overall height ................361/4”
Overall depth.................22 1/2”
Overall width ................241/2”
Seat height .....................171/2”
Seat depth ......................161/2”
Arm height ....................27 1/2”
#80 Governor
Arm Chair
Solid Cherry.
Overall height ...............34 3/4”
Overall depth.................22 1/2”
Overall width................22 1/2”
Seat height.....................17 1/2”
Seat depth......................16 1/2”
Arm height .......................28”
6.
Windsor Dining Chairs
Our First
Contemporary
Offerings
For many years our
customers have asked us
to make a modern
adaptation of our
Windsor styles.
We show here our fine
models...made from
solid cherry wood.
#6 Contemporary
Loop Back Arm Chair
Solid Cherry.
Overall height ................391/4”
Overall depth .................241/4”
Overall width ................231/4”
Seat height........................18”
Seat depth ......................16 1/2”
Arm height .......................27”
#8 Contemporary
Loop Back Side Chair
Solid Cherry.
Overall height ................381/4”
Overall depth .................211/2”
Overall width ................201/4”
Seat height........................18”
Seat depth ......................16 1/4”
7.
#18 Contemporary
Continous Side Chair
Solid Cherry.
Overall height...................38”
Overall depth....................20”
Overall width...................22”
Seat height........................18”
Seat depth ......................16 1/2”
#16 Contemporary
Continous Arm Chair
Solid Cherry.
Overall height...................40”
Overall depth....................24”
Overall width ................251/4”
Seat height........................18”
Seat depth ......................16 1/2”
Arm height.....................271/4”
8.
Windsor Dining Chairs
First Boston Arm Chair
The original of this handsome and historic occasional chair was entrusted to our craftsmen by The First Bostonian Corporation, an investment
banking and brokerage firm, for the purpose of reproduction. Utilizing solid native wood and meticulously duplicating all the contours and details
of the eighteenth-century model, Duckloe Chairmakers handcrafted a series of “First Boston” Arm Chairs for the company’s New York City office.
We subsequently have developed a matching side chair, and now are offering both versions. This timeless furniture design of our forefathers is sure
to please all who appreciate quality - and be a proud possession of coming generations.
#56 First Boston
Arm Chair
#58 First Boston
Side Chair
Solid Cherry.
Overall height...................37”
Overall depth.................24 3/4”
Overall width...................26”
Seat height........................18”
Seat depth ......................16 1/2”
Arm height ....................27 1/2”
Solid Cherry.
Overall height...................38”
Overall depth.................23 3/4”
Overall width................22 1/2”
Seat height........................18”
Seat depth......................16 1/2”
9.
Pennsylvania Windsor
#96 Pennsylvania
Arm Chair
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs,
Hickory Spinsles, Ash Bends.
Overall height...................48”
Overall depth....................27”
Overall width...................29”
Seat height........................17”
Seat depth.........................15”
Arm height.....................281/4”
#98 Pennsylvania
Side Chair
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs,
Hickory Spinsles, Ash Bends.
Overall height...................37”
Overall depth....................21”
Overall width................24 1/4”
Seat height.....................17 1/2”
Seat depth ......................14 1/2”
#4 Loop Back
Side Chair
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs,
Hickory Spinsles, Ash Bends.
Overall height...................38”
Overall depth ................19 1/2”
Overall width................21 3/4”
Seat height........................18”
Seat depth......................15 1/2”
#5 Loop Back
Arm Chair
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs,
Hickory Spinsles, Ash Bends.
Overall height ...............39 1/4”
Overall depth.................24 3/4”
Overall width................23 3/4”
Seat height........................18”
Seat depth ......................16 1/2”
Arm height .......................28”
10.
Windsor Dining Rooms
#1790 Oval Back
Side Chair
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs,
Hickory Spindles & Ash Bends.
Overall height ................361/2”
Overall depth....................21”
Overall width ................201/2”
Seat height .....................181/2”
Seat depth.........................16”
#1780 Oval Back
Arm Chair
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs,
Mahogany Arms & Posts.
Overall height ................361/4”
Overall depth .................223/4”
Overall width...................22”
Seat height........................18”
Seat depth ......................163/4”
Arm height .......................27”
Pennsylvania
Country Tables
Solid Cherry or Solid Oak.
36” x 62”
36” x 62” Extension w/ 2-15” Leaves
40” x 72”
40” x 72” Extension w/ 2-15” Leaves
...see page 13 for more details
11.
#1774-40” Armless
Bishop White Settee
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs,
Hickory Spindles & Ash Bends.
Overall height...................37”
Overall depth ................20 3/4”
Overall width...................40”
Seat height .......................18”
Seat depth.........................17”
12.
Windsor Dining Rooms
Pennsylvania
Country
Table
Our Pennsylvania Country Table is
an adaptation from a locally found old
farm table. The classic design,
in solid cherry or solid oak, can be used in
either kitchen or dining room
and 18th century or
contemporary settings.
The extension mechanism is beautiful
in its simplicity; two ash supports are
pulled out from each end.
These supports are for the extension leaves.
On the bottom of the leaves
are dowel pins that fit into holes
on the supports.
A small tab on the bottom
of the leaf slides under the table
to prevent the leaf from
flipping off the supports.
We offer this table in two sizes:
36” x 62” and 40” x 72”.
Two 15” leaves are available
in both sizes.
Pennsylvania
Country Tables
Solid Cherry or Solid Oak.
36” x 62”
36” x 62” Extension w/ 2-15” Leaves
40” x 72”
40” x 72” Extension w/ 2-15” Leaves
13.
Stools & Benches
During the 18th century, stools were used by clerks at high desks and men at
workbenches. We are not sure if they were ever used in taverns but today our
bar stools are used both in the home at kitchen counters, at home bars, and at restaurants and clubs. The saddle bench
can be used as a footrest or extra seating when needed in kitchens.
#5 3/4 -H Loop Back
High Chair
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs,
Hickory Spindles, Ash Bends.
Overall height ..................37 ”
Overall depth ................20 1/2”
Overall width................17 3/4”
Seat height ....................21 1/4”
Seat depth .....................21 1/4”
Arm Height ...................28 1/2”
Our nancy benches are made from solid pine.
These benches are used for seating in
kitchens and dining rooms and can be used for
coffee tables. The three standard lenghts are:
42”, 54” and 72”.
#305
Saddle Bench
#325
Three Legged Stool
Solid Cherry.
Overall width...................24”
Seat height.................17”, 19”
Seat depth......................13 1/2”
Solid Cherry.
Overall depth....................23”
Overall width................13 1/2”
Seat height..............12” or 18”
#500
Nancy Bench
Solid Pine.
Overall height...................19”
Overall depth....................14”
14.
Windsor Bar Stools
Our bar stool bases are made like table bases. The four sides
are doweled pinned together. The center 2” x 4” stud
prevents the metal swivel mechanism from sagging after
years of abusive tavern use. The wooden footrest has a brass
plate to prevent scuffing the wood finish. All bar stools
shown available in 24” to 30” seat height.
#1778-1 Revolving
Bar Stool with
Upholstered
Back & Seat
Solid Cherry.
Overall height................41 1/2”
Overall depth.................21 1/2”
Overall width................20 1/4”
Seat height........................29”
Seat depth ........................16 ”
Arm height ....................38 1/2”
#1778 Revolving
Bar Stool with
Upholstered Back
Solid Cherry.
Overall height................41 1/2”
Overall depth.................21 1/2”
Overall width................20 1/4”
Seat height........................29”
Seat depth ........................16 ”
Arm height ....................38 1/2”
#1778 Revolving
Bar Stool with
Wood Seat & Back
Solid Cherry.
Overall height................41 1/2”
Overall depth.................21 1/2”
Overall width................20 1/4”
Seat height........................29”
Seat depth ........................16 ”
Arm height ....................38 1/2”
15.
#315 Backless
Bar Stool
Solid Cherry.
Overall height................29 1/2”
Overall depth ................17 3/4”
Overall width...................17”
Seat height.....................29 1/2”
Seat depth......................13 1/2”
#79 Revolving
Shaker Bar Stool
Solid Cherry.
Overall height................46 1/2”
Overall depth....................19”
Overall width ..................20 ”
Seat height........................30”
Seat depth ......................15 1/2”
#39 Revolving New
England Continuous
Back Bar Stool
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs,
Hickory Spindles, Ash Bends.
Overall height...................46”
Overall depth .................211/4”
Overall width...................20”
Seat height.....................29 1/2”
Seat depth......................16 3/4”
16.
Windsor Arm Chairs
Windsor Arm Chairs were available in two basic styles: comb backs and loop backs.
The comb backs had top rails and the loop backs had bent bows for backs.
There are, of course, variations:
the rare continuous arm chairs
and the oval backs with applied arms.
Thomas Jefferson is credited
with designing the first writing
arm Windsor made to his
specifications.
The Windsor chair had a
writing surface attached to
the one arm. We believe that
he drafted the Declaration of
Independence on his
Windsor Writing Arm Chair.
Our chair is beautifully
balanced. Three posts support
the writing arm and a drawer
is suspended under the seat.
A left hand model is
also available.
#26 Thomas Jefferson
Writing Arm Chair
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs,
Hickory Spindles, Ash Bends.
Overall height...................46”
Overall depth.................25 1/4”
Overall width................32 1/2”
Seat height........................18”
Seat depth.........................15”
Arm height.....................31 1/2”
17.
Our Chief Justice arm chair is a reproduction of a priceless original which is in residence at Independence hall in Philadelphia, PA.
Our hand-crafted model has been fashioned from the original chair’s species of wood -- a fine tight-grained tulip poplar from
which we could saddle the great depth of the seat area, as well as to produce a most pronounced center horn ... bold Philadelphia
style turnings from clear hard white maple ... steam bend northern ash wood to form the continuous arm and to prepare a graceful
comb-back for our carver; and unusual deep scroll carving on each “ear” which makes the final supreme style most correct ...
the flexible and properly cured tight-grained hickory cuttings in precise diameters for spindles which brace both arm and comb ...
finally, those razor-sharp tapered wedges; in various widths, and in their proper places; which are necessary to knit together
all the skillfully formed parts with glue only.
#1776 Chief Justice
Arm Chair
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs,
Hickory Spindles, Ash Bends.
Overall height
44 1/2”
Overall depth
261/4”
Overall width
27 1/4”
Seat height
18 1/4”
Seat depth16 1/4”
Arm height
30 1/4”
18.
Windsor Arm Chairs
The Commissioned Reproductions from
The Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities
The Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities was founded in 1910 by William Sumner Appleton, a prominent
Bostonian who brought crusty determination to the battle to save historic buildings. Appleton became the country’s first full time
preservationist and defined the parameters of the field. He was the first to recognize the value of preserving old buildings for their
intrinsic architectural merit as opposed to their association with historic figures or events. He devised the basic working methods of
preservation, insisting on deliberate care and exhaustive documentation, which remain gospel for preservationists today. His zeal,
tenacity, and leadership were responsible for saving countless historic buildings across New England, either under SPNEA’s auspices
or in cooperation with local groups. Today, SPNEA is the largest regional preservation organization in the country.
It owns 44 properties, 23 of which are filled with historic furnishings and open to the public from June through October.
Its headquarters is located at the Harrison Gray Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114.
Frederick Duckloe & Bros., Inc., are the exclusive licensee for SPNEA Windsor chairs.
This distinctive comb-back
Windsor arm chair carefully
duplicates a Rhode Island
example that descended in the
Carr family of Newport and
Jamestown, one of the state’s
oldest and most prominent
families. The date 1780,
incised on the bottom of the
seat, may well indicate the
date of origin for the chair.
In its clean lines, ample
proportions, and well
articulated turnings, the
Carr family comb-back
successfully captures the
essence of American Windsor
design. Frederick Duckloe &
Bros., Windsor chairmakers,
have adopted every detail
of the original including
the use of the same wood
species and the deeply scooped
two-and-one-half inch plank
pine seat.
#200 Carr Rhode
Island Chair
Pine Seat, Maple Legs,
Hickory Spindles, Ash Bends.
Overall height...................39”
Overall depth....................20”
Overall width ................23 1/2”
Seat height........................18”
Seat depth.........................14”
Arm height ....................28 1/4”
19.
This classic comb-back chair replicates one of the finest Windsor chairs made in
eighteenth-century Boston. Its high back with carved ears, closely spaced spindles, boldly turned and
raked arm supports and legs, and broad seat with rounded front corners distinguish the chair from
the vast majority of its counterparts. A Boston merchant, Thomas Austin (1762-1816),
probably acquired the chair between 1790 and 1800. He married Martha Frost of Cambridge
in 1807 and moved into the frost family home where the chair remained throughout the
nineteenth-century. A Frost family descendant bequeathed the chair to the
Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities in 1982.
The Austin Family Windsor is now faithfully reproduced from the original by
the Frederick Duckloe craftsmen.
#300 Austin Family
Chair
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs,
Hickory Spindles, Ash Bends.
Overall height................43 1/2”
Overall depth....................23”
Overall width...................25”
Seat height........................18”
Seat depth......................14 1/2”
Arm height .......................28”
20.
Windsor Arm Chairs
#22 Gentlemans
Arm Chair
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs,
Hickory Spindles, Ash Bends.
Overall height...................46”
Overall depth....................26”
Overall width ................27 3/4”
Seat height .......................18 ”
Seat depth......................16 1/4”
Arm height ....................28 1/2”
#20 Gentlemans
Arm Chair
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs,
Hickory Spindles, Ash Bends.
Overall height...................46”
Overall depth....................26”
Overall width...................28”
Seat height .....................18 1/4”
Seat depth ........................16 ”
Arm height ....................28 1/2”
21.
#80-H High Back
Governor Arm Chair
Solid Cherry.
Overall height ................431/2”
Overall depth....................27”
Overall width...................25”
Seat height.....................17 1/2”
Seat depth ......................161/2”
Arm height .......................28”
#82-H High Back
Governor Arm Chair
Solid Cherry.
Overall height ................431/2”
Overall depth....................27”
Overall width...................25”
Seat height.....................17 1/2”
Seat depth ......................161/2”
Arm height .......................28”
See page 3 for Knuckle close-up.
#138 Gentlemans
Arm Chair
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs,
Hickory Spindles, Ash Bends.
Overall height...................46”
Overall depth.................25 1/4”
Overall width................27 1/2”
Seat height.....................18 1/4”
Seat depth ........................16 ”
Arm height ....................28 1/2”
22.
Windsor Arm Chairs
#84 New College Chair
Solid Cherry.
Overall height................36 1/4”
Overall depth.................22 1/2”
Overall width ...............24 1/2”
Seat height.....................17 1/2”
Seat depth ......................16 1/2”
Arm height ....................27 1/2”
#5 Loop Back
Arm Chair
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs,
Hickory Spindles, Ash Bends.
Overall height................39 1/4”
Overall depth.................24 3/4”
Overall width ................23 3/4”
Seat height........................18”
Seat depth ......................16 1/2”
Arm height .......................28”
Our new college chair is
designed for your college
or university seal to be
placed on the
low comb back.
If you supply us with
the decal, we will
apply it for you.
Our English style Windsor
is a copy of an early 18th
century original.
It has swept back arm
supports and a Queen Anne
back splat. We offer our
English style Windsor in
solid cherry only.
#7144 English
Windsor Arm Chair
Solid Cherry, Hickory
Spindles.
Overall height................43 1/2”
Overall depth ................24 1/2”
Overall width...................24”
Seat height .....................17 1/2”
Seat depth......................18 1/2”
Arm height .......................28”
23.
#1950 Triple Back
Arm Chair
This chair was first reproduced by Fred Duckloe Sr. in the mid 1950’s.
Fred and his wife Pauline, were on vacation in Connecticut.
During their visit to Mystic, he was impressed by this unusual comb back
Windsor with a loop in the middle of the back. He made a sketch of it on site
and reproduced it when he returned to Portland.
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs,
Hickory Spindles, Ash Bends.
Overall height...................46”
Overall depth....................22”
Overall width...................25”
Seat height .....................173/4”
Seat depth......................18 1/2”
Arm height .......................28”
24.
Windsor Benches
Windsor benches are also called settees. They have the same basic style of Windsor chairs
of the period in which they were made. They are used in foyers, living rooms,
and are appropriate at the end of the bed. Our unique arm less style settee also works
well at a dining table.
#20 Gentlemans
Arm Chair
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs,
Hickory Spindles, Ash Bends.
Overall height...................46”
Overall depth....................26”
Overall width...................28”
Seat height .....................18 1/4”
Seat depth ........................16 ”
Arm height ....................28 1/2”
#600 Star Table
Solid Cherry.
Overall height................27 1/2”
Overall width...................22”
#1775-60”
Bishop White Settee
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs,
Hickory Spindles, Ash Bends.
Overall height...................37”
Overall depth.................20 3/4”
Overall width................60 3/4”
Seat height........................18”
Seat depth......................16 3/4”
Arm height ....................27 1/2”
Also available in Solid Cherry.
25.
Reproduction from one of the two existing originals in the entrance foyer of Bishop William White’s residence in
Independence National Historic Park, Philadelphia, PA.
In 1776, William White was the senior and presiding bishop of the Anglican Church in America. He lived with his large family just
across the green from Independence hall. A man of importance in the Church of England, he was nevertheless an American patriot; and
it was Bishop White who, during the Revolution, established the ecclesiastical independence of the American Church from Great Britain.
The original pair of bow-backed settees was crafted by John Letchworth, the master Philadelphia chairmaker of the Revolutionary period.
We have faithfully reproduced this master’s graceful style -- nineteen bamboo-turned hickory spindles which extend through an
80-inch long ash steam bent back in continuous form -- both sides must be hand spoke shaved to their final form for
entry through the full poplar plank seat. The S-shaped arm support and the S-shaped solid cherry arms
terminate in deeply carved volutes, all carefully fitted to both seat and back rail.
All six bamboo-turned legs in solid hard maple are wedged through the full saddled seat and five bold turned bamboo stretchers tie
together the unusual base. The Bishop White Settee is bonded together with glue and twenty-nine separate wedges. Seventy
individually-drilled holes are required at various angles to accept the accurately handcrafted parts.
#1775-43”
Bishop White Settee
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs,
Hickory Spindles, Ash Bends.
Overall height...................37”
Overall depth.................20 3/4”
Overall width................43 3/4”
Seat height........................18”
Seat depth......................16 3/4”
Arm height ....................27 1/2”
Also available in Solid Cherry.
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Windsor Benches
#1774-40” Armless
Bishop White Settee
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs,
Hickory Spindles, Ash Bends.
Overall height...................37”
Overall depth.................20 3/4”
Overall width...................40”
Seat height........................18”
Seat depth.........................17”
#1775-60”
Bishop White Settee
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs,
Hickory Spindles, Ash Bends.
Overall height...................37”
Overall depth.................20 3/4”
Overall width................60 3/4”
Seat height........................18”
Seat depth......................16 3/4”
Arm height ....................27 1/2”
Also available in Solid Cherry.
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The Continuous Arm Bench
To compliment our Continuous Arm Windsor; we can now offer the most complicated of our steam bent and deeply
saddled seat benches. Only two of our skilled chairmakers have been trained to drill the seventy-eight compound angle
holes - one at a time - which are required to complete this rare model. Our final assembly requires thirty-seven special
tapered wedges which are driven into the split legs and spindles with glue to secure the final pattern.
Now in limited edition in any of our finish colors.
#35 New England
Continuous Arm Bench
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs,
Hickory Spindles, Ash Bends.
Overall height...................41”
Overall depth....................22”
Overall width...................52”
Seat height........................18”
Seat depth.........................17”
Arm height ....................27 3/4”
#77 Shaker Bench
Solid Cherry.
Overall height...................42”
Overall depth ................22 1/2”
Overall width ................511/2”
Seat height........................18”
Seat depth......................16 3/4”
Arm height ....................27 3/4”
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Windsor Benches
#90 Loop Settee
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs,
Hickory Spindles, Ash Bends.
Overall height................42 1/2”
Overall depth.................22 1/2”
Overall width...................53”
Seat height.....................18 3/4”
Seat depth......................16 1/2”
Arm height .......................28”
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#50 Settee
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs,
Hickory Spindles, Ash Bends.
Overall height................43 3/4”
Overall depth.................24 1/4”
Overall width ...............50 1/2”
Seat height .......................18 ”
Seat depth......................16 1/2”
Arm height .......................28”
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Windsor Benches
Duckloe Arrowback Bench
There are so many good places for our Arrowback Bench. Picture yourself in a country kitchen, entrance hall,
in front of a fireplace or at the foot of a bed. This collector’s piece is an authentic reproduction
of an antique Arrowback Bench that was first produced
by Duckloe craftsmen many, many years ago.
#400-60”
Arrowback Bench
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs,
Hickory Spindles, Ash Bends.
Overall height................34 3/4”
Overall depth.................22 3/4”
Overall width...................60”
Seat height........................18”
Seat depth......................17 3/4”
Arm height ....................27 3/4”
#400-72”
Arrowback Bench
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs,
Hickory Spindles, Ash Bends.
Overall height................34 3/4”
Overall depth.................22 3/4”
Overall width...................72”
Seat height........................18”
Seat depth......................17 3/4”
Arm height ....................27 3/4”
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Occasional Tables
#775 Pennsylvania
Country Coffee Table
Solid Cherry.
Overall height...................18”
Overall width...................22”
Overall length...................40”
Windsor tables are quite unusual. They often
have leg turnings similar to chairs. Our star
table has five tapered legs and a five sided “star”
top. They can be used as an occasional table in
the living room or as a bedside table. The legs
can be cut down to lower the table height.
#700 Small Sled
Coffee Table
#750 Large Sled
Coffee Table
Solid Ash.
Overall width ...............20 1/2”
Overall length...................44”
Height ..............................17”
Overall height...................22”
Solid Ash.
Overall width...................27”
Overall length...................54”
Height ..............................17”
Overall height...................22”
#600 Star Table
Solid Cherry.
Overall height................27 1/2”
Overall width...................22”
#650 Miniature
Blanket Chest
Solid Cherry.
Overall height...................20”
Overall depth....................16”
Overall width...................23”
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Windsor Rocking Chairs
Windsor chairs that were originally made as rockers are very rare.
Modified chairs with rocker bases are usually found and can be identified because
the rockers are crudely applied and the rocker is not properly balanced.
#138-R
Gentlemans Rocker
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs,
Hickory Spindles, Ash Bends.
Overall height................45 1/4”
Overall depth ................30 1/4”
Overall width................27 1/2”
Seat height........................18”
Seat depth ........................16 ”
Arm height ....................28 1/2”
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#5-R
Loop Back Rocker
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs,
Hickory Spindles, Ash Bends.
Overall height ...............39 1/2”
Overall depth ................30 1/4”
Overall width................23 3/4”
Seat height.....................18 1/4”
Seat depth......................16 1/2”
Arm height.......................28 ”
#56-R
First Boston Rocker
Solid Cherry.
Overall height...................38”
Overall depth....................31”
Overall width................26 1/2”
Seat height.....................18 1/4”
Seat depth......................15 3/4”
Arm height ....................28 1/2”
#7-R
Three Back Rocker
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs,
Hickory Spindles, Ash Bends.
Overall height................44 1/2”
Overall depth ................24 3/4”
Overall width................27 1/2”
Seat height........................18”
Seat depth......................16 1/2”
Arm height.......................28 ”
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Windsor Rocking Chairs
#76-R
Shaker Rocker
Solid Cherry.
Overall height................40 1/4”
Overall depth....................31”
Overall width................24 1/4”
Seat height ....................18 1/2”
Seat depth......................16 1/2”
Arm height.......................28 ”
#36-R Continuous
Arm Rocker
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs,
Hickory Spindles, Ash Bends.
Overall height................40 1/2”
Overall depth ................30 1/2”
Overall width...................26”
Seat height.....................18 3/4”
Seat depth......................16 1/2”
Arm height.......................28 ”
#22-R Gentlemans
Arm Rocker
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs,
Hickory Spindles, Ash Bends.
Overall height................45 1/4”
Overall depth ................30 1/4”
Overall width...................28”
Seat height........................18”
Seat depth ........................16 ”
Arm height.......................28 ”
#20 3/4-R Child-Size
Gentlemans
Arm Rocker
Overall height...................34”
Overall depth ................24 1/2”
Overall width................21 1/2”
Seat height.....................14 1/2”
Seat depth.........................12”
Arm height .......................21”
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Windsor Office Chairs
Tilt Swivel Office Windsors
We now offer several of our Windsors as executive/tilt/swivel office chairs. We make all our executive bases
in our own shop from hard maple and solid cherry. We incorporate the finest of steel tilt swivel components and
brass casters from Shepherd with our own materials. All bases have both height and tension adjustments and
are available with either Naugahyde or leather seats with solid brass headnails.
#1842-S-1
Royal Governor Arm
Exec/Tilt/Swivel with
Upholstered Back & Seat
Solid Cherry.
Overall height................35 1/2”
Overall depth....................23”
Overall width................22 1/2”
Seat height.....................19 1/4”
Seat depth.........................17”
Arm height ....................28 3/4”
#1842-S
Royal Governor Arm
Exec/Tilt/Swivel with
Upholstered Back
Solid Cherry.
Overall height................35 1/2”
Overall depth....................23”
Overall width................22 1/2”
Seat height.....................19 1/4”
Seat depth.........................17”
Arm height ....................28 3/4”
#795 Bracket Clock
#785 Mantel Clock
Solid Cherry.
Battery Movement
Overall height . . . . . . 4 1/2”
Overall depth . . . . . . 2 1/4”
Overall length . . . . . . 5 1/2”
Solid Cherry.
Battery Movement
Overall height . . . . . . 4 1/2”
Overall depth . . . . . . 2 1/4”
Overall length. . . . . . . . 9”
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Windsor Office Chairs
#82-H-S High Back
Governor Arm
Exec/Tilt/Swivel Chair
Solid Cherry.
Overall height ...............42 3/4”
Overall depth ................27 1/2”
Overall width ...............27 1/2”
Seat height........................18”
Seat depth......................16 1/2”
Arm height ....................27 3/4”
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#80-H-S High Back
Governor Arm
Exec/Tilt/Swivel Chair
#138-S
Gentelmans Arm
Exec/Tilt/Swivel Chair
Solid Cherry.
Overall height ...............42 3/4”
Overall depth ................27 1/2”
Overall width ...............27 1/2”
Seat height........................18”
Seat depth......................16 1/2”
Arm height ....................27 3/4”
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs,
Hickory Spindles, Ash Bends.
Overall height...................46”
Overall depth.................24 1/2”
Overall width ................27 1/2”
Seat height.....................18 1/4”
Seat depth.........................16”
Arm height ....................28 1/2”
#22-S Gentelmans Arm
Exec/Tilt/Swivel Chair
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs,
Hickory Spindles, Ash Bends.
Overall height................45 1/4”
Overall depth .................23 1/2”
Overall width...................28”
Seat height .......................18”
Seat depth.........................16”
Arm height.......................28 ”
#46-S Brace Back
Continuous Arm
Exec/Tilt/Swivel Chair
#36-S New England
Continuous Arm
Exec/Tilt/Swivel Chair
Solid Cherry.
Overall height................40 1/2”
Overall depth ................23 3/4”
Overall width................25 3/4”
Seat height.....................17 3/4”
Seat depth......................16 1/2”
Arm height ....................27 1/2”
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs,
Hickory Spindles, Ash Bends.
Overall height...................41”
Overall depth....................25”
Overall width................25 3/4”
Seat height .......................18”
Seat depth .....................18 1/4”
Arm height.......................28 ”
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Windsor Office Chairs
#5-S Loop Back Arm
Exec/Tilt/Swivel Chair
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs,
Hickory Spindles, Ash Bends.
Overall height ...............39 1/4”
Overall depth.................24 3/4”
Overall width................23 3/4”
Seat height ....................18 1/2”
Seat depth......................16 1/2”
Arm height ....................28 1/2”
#1780-S Oval Back
Arm Exec/Tilt/Swivel
Chair
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs,
Hickory Spindles, Ash Bends.
Overall height ...............37 1/4”
Overall depth ................23 1/4”
Overall width...................21”
Seat height.....................18 1/2”
Seat depth......................16 3/4”
Arm height ....................27 1/2”
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#76-S Shaker Arm
Exec/Tilt/Swivel Chair
Solid Cherry or Solid Oak.
Overall height................41 1/2”
Overall depth....................28”
Overall width................24 1/4”
Seat height.....................18 1/4”
Seat depth......................16 1/2”
Arm height ....................27 1/2”
Children Size Windsors
Children size Windsors were probably made only on special order during the 18th century.
Not many are found today, and collectors of 18th Century Windsors consider themselves lucky to have a good one
in their collection. Duckloe children’s size Windsors are made to 3/4 size scale.
We hope they bring years of enjoyment to you, your children, and grandchildren.
#20-3/4 Gentlemans
Arm Chair
#20-3/4 Gentlemans
Arm Rocker
#5-3/4 Loop Back
Arm Chair
#5-3/4 Loop Back
Rocker
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs, Hickory
Spindles, Ash Bends.
Overall height...................34”
Overall depth.................18 1/2”
Overall width................21 1/2”
Seat height ....................14 1/2”
Seat depth.........................12”
Arm height .......................21”
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs, Hickory
Spindles, Ash Bends.
Overall height...................34”
Overall depth ................24 1/2”
Overall width................21 1/2”
Seat height ....................14 1/2”
Seat depth.........................12”
Arm height .......................21”
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs, Hickory
Spindles, Ash Bends.
Overall height ...............29 3/4”
Overall depth ................17 3/4”
Overall width................17 1/4”
Seat height.....................13 1/2”
Seat depth......................12 1/4”
Arm height ....................20 3/4”
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs, Hickory
Spindles, Ash Bends.
Overall height ...............29 3/4”
Overall depth ................24 1/2”
Overall width................17 1/4”
Seat height.....................13 1/2”
Seat depth......................12 1/4”
Arm height ....................20 3/4”
Three-quarter-size chairs and rockers (comb-back and loop-back styles) handcrafted in
mixed native woods (ash, hickory, hard maple and poplar) especially for youngsters.
Every bit as detailed and as beautiful as our full-size Windsors.
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Scale Model Windsors
Scale Model Windsors can be traced back to two colonial uses.
Traveling salesmen used them as samples for customers unable to visit an established chairmaker.
These half scale chairs and benches are also perfect size for dolls.
We are sure some scale models found their way into the playtime of young girls.
Handcrafted miniatures made for present collectors to use and to pass on to future generations.
#36-1/2 Scale Model
New England Continuous
Arm Chair
#50-1/2
Scale Model
Settee
#20-1/2 Scale Model
Gentelmans
Arm Chair
#5-1/2 Scale Model
Loop Back
Arm Chair
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs, Hickory
Spindles, Ash Bends.
Overall height ...............20 1/2”
Overall depth ................13 1/4”
Overall width...................13”
Seat height.......................9 1/2”
Seat depth .......................8 1/2”
Arm height ....................14 1/4”
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs, Hickory
Spindles, Ash Bends.
Overall height ...............22 1/4”
Overall depth....................11”
Overall width................25 1/4”
Seat height.......................9 1/4”
Seat depth .......................8 1/4”
Arm height.......................14 ”
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs, Hickory
Spindles, Ash Bends.
Overall height ...............23 1/4”
Overall depth................13 3/4”
Overall width................14 1/4”
Seat height.......................9 1/2”
Seat depth .......................8 1/4”
Arm height....................14 3/4”
Poplar Seat, Maple Legs, Hickory
Spindles, Ash Bends.
Overall height ...............20 1/2”
Overall depth....................12”
Overall width................12 1/4”
Seat height.......................9 3/4”
Seat depth .......................8 1/4”
Arm height ....................14 1/2”
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20”
High
Scale Model
40”
High
30”
High
3/4 Childrens Size
Adult Size
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Finishes & Construction
Standard
Finishes
These are the approximate colors of our
standard wood finishes.
Central Valley
Cherry Valley
Custom
Vintage
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Antique
Premium
Finishes
There is a 10% extra charge for these finishes.
Country Distressed
Our scale model continuous arm chair
clearly shows the construction of our
Windsor chairs and benches.
Dried Apple
Severly Antiqued
All legs, arm post, and spindle holes are
drilled completely through the seat and arms.
Glue is placed in the hole, the legs, posts, and
spindles are then secured in the holes.
These parts are then split with a chisel and
a wooden wedge with glue is driven down
into the split to widen the parts in their
holes creating a super tight fit.
This 18th century assembly method
prevents the chair from becoming loose
over years of use.
Black Wipe Off
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Discover Frederick Duckloe & Bros.
You are cordially invited to Frederick Duckloe & Bros. where tradition in fine handcrafted furniture has been a family
tradition for four generations and nearly 150 years. Today, when mass produced furniture is standard and true craftsmanship by
skilled hands is a dying trade, we are proud to offer meticulously crafted traditional American furniture reproductions.
Located in Portland, Pennsylvania, a village on the border of New Jersey, just south of the Delaware Water Gap, Frederick
Duckloe & Bros. is firmly committed to many of the same techniques in the manufacture of Windsor reproductions as were used in
1859 when our great grandfather founded the firm. Because of this dedication, our furniture is among the best available for
purchase anywhere. Just take a look at a few of the highly regarded institutions that have entrusted us with the scaled
reproduction of priceless pieces from their collections:
• Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, “Chief Justice Comb Back” armchair and “Bishop White” settee
• Smithsonian Institute, National Museum of American History, Washington, DC, “Philadelphia-style Windsor”
• The Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, two distinctive
“New England Comb Back Windsor” chairs, Boston, Massachusetts
• First Boston Corporation, Boston, Massachusetts, “First Boston” armchair
• Mystic Seaport Aquarium, Mystic, Connecticut, “Lord Buckingham Windsor” chair
Our chairs can also be found in these places of distinction:
• American Yacht Club, Rye, New York
• Blair Academy, Blairstown, New Jersey
• Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
• Francis Tavern, New York City, New York
• Jimmy’s Harborside Restaurant, Boston, Massachusetts
• Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey
• Washington Chapel, Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
The evolution to this high level of regard in the furniture business began in 1859 with master craftsman, Frederick Duckloe
when he fashioned, by hand, the spokes, rims, hubs, frame and body of passenger carriages. He soon began experimenting with the
production of plain and fancy Windsor chairs. With success, he soon focused on the production of these chairs leaving the carriage
business behind. Today, his chairs are greatly sought after by serious collectors of early American furniture.
Soon after, Frederick Duckloe trained his only son, W.J. Duckloe in the trade. Soon W.J. would make is own mark by creating
fine early American reproductions of hand-turned high-poster beds, bureaus, chests and tables all of solid hardwoods with
exquisite detail. Assuming this newly established family tradition, W.J. Duckloe schooled his son Frederick Duckloe in the craft
of cabinet making.
Young Fredrick Duckloe remained busy in cabinetry until World War II when his talents were called upon for more patriotic
efforts, mainly for the production of military drafting tables. After the war, Fred, as he was called, cultivated a highly skilled
group of artisans to meet the demand for furniture after the war’s end. This is when he and his team focused on the reproduction
of traditional Windsor chairs and settees and developed new patterns for which we are presently known.
Today, I, Frederick Duckloe, Jr. and my sister, Barbara Duckloe Townsend, are the proud custodians of this family furniture
making tradition. I am a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College and Barbara, is a graduate from Vassar College. In our
time, we’ve modernized much of the business with the exception of the production of furniture.
In our factory we employ 16 artisans and their apprentices who craft fine furniture with the same spirit of tradition started
by the first Frederick Duckloe in the mid-nineteenth century. You’ll also be delighted to find, along with our collection of furniture
for sale, many of the top names in fine furniture for your home.
We hope you enjoy your next visit to Duckloe’s.
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Frederick Duckloe, Jr.
Barbara Duckloe Townsend
Contract Windsor Chairs
We have furnished libraries,
dining rooms, clubs, restaurant,
waiting rooms and offices
with our chairs, benches and tables.
American Yacht Club, Rye, NY
Blair Academy, Blairstown, NJ
City Tavern, Philadelphia, PA
Francis Tavern, New York City, NY
Jimmy’s Harborside Restaurant,
Boston, MA
Princeton Theological Society,
Princeton, NJ
Main Dining Room, Pocono Manor, Pocono Manor, PA
The Heratige Dining Room, Pocono Manor, Pocono Manor, PA
City Tavern, Philadelphia, PA
Tap Room, Sky Top Lodge, Sky Top, PA
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Bends are stored in racks to
maintain
their shape.
Chris sanding a bench seat
with a hand disc sander.
Duane cutting wedged
spindles off a loop back arm
chair.
P. O. Box 427, Portland, PA 18351
Telephone 570.897.6173, Fax 570.897.7263
www.duckloe.com
Open Monday thru Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm, Closed Sundays and Major Holidays.
Our only showroom is in Portland, PA.
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