American Windsor chairs were traditionally painted and this finish is strongly recommended as each is authentically recreated in other respects. Milk paint (non-toxic) is available in a large selection of period colors, and, when given a final finish of linseed or tung oil, is a very durable and interesting finish. Other finishes are available if you are trying to match other furniture.
This comb-back writing arm windsor is available with a pen storage drawer. This chair, like all of my chairs, is beautiful, remarkably comfortable and is built to last for generations.