This type of Windsor/Ladderback chair is currently making a popularity comeback, but they've been around a loooong time and have been updated and reinterpreted many times over the years; this small sampling shows just how varied and flexible the general style is.
In this group, two of the chairs are from the 18th century (both circa 1790!) and two are from the 20th century. Two are European in origin and two are from the US. Each of them have things that are special or unique about them (to name just a few: designer piece, painted finish, handmade, metal) but only one carries a price tag that rivals that of a mid-range new car.
Remember, you are looking for the most expensive item here — you want to choose the chair that is priced over $20k higher than the the other three. Add your guess (by letter below) to the comments and stay tuned. We'll share the answer tomorrow!
A. First in Gallery - American, 18th century
B. Second in Gallery - European, 20th century
C. Third in Gallery - American, 20th century
D. Fourth in Gallery - European, 18th Century
Note: If you have links that allow you to definitely KNOW the answer, please don't give it away in the comment thread - it's so much more fun for everyone to have a chance to guess.
Good luck and thanks for playing along!
UPDATE: Go here for the answer
MORE WINDSOR STYLE CHAIRS ON APARTMENT THERAPY:
• Windsor Chairs & Their Modern Influence | Retrospect
• The Modern Windsor Chair
• Windsor Chairs: Classic, Contemporary & Conceptual | Shoppers Guide