I was commissioned to build 5 chairs to match a set of George III period chairs a few years ago. I needed to make the chairs using traditional joinery, copy the carving and match the finish. I often refer to them as the Prince of Wales chairs because of the distinctive Prince of Wales plume carved on the splat. It's a common decorative motif of the period and was used in different applications (above mirrors for example). I've seen one or two versions of this model of chair in auction catalogues over the past 20 years. I like to make a set of chairs from the same board when ever possible for consistency of color and grain. I often make an extra chair if I can to work out details and I either offer it to the client (for sale) or keep it. They usually buy the extra one. I'll show some of the stages of construction with descriptions below.