Small Orkney Chair
Good example of an authentic early 20th Century 'Orkney' chair of small proportions. So called because they were designed in such a way to shelter the occupant from cold Orkney draughts. They were made exclusively in Orkney and were developed through local island tradition using materials that were readily available. In the early 20th Century they began to be exported and retailed by Liberty & Co.
This chair is constructed of stained pine with a drop in rush seat. The back is made from oat straw and bent grass, bound together with cord from twisted bent grass. The back is almost straight before it curves out gradually to create a comfortable seat. The arms come forward and finish in delicately carved scrolls.
Height : 32 1/2" (83cm)
Width : 20 1/2" (52cm)
Depth : 16" (41cm)
Height to Seat : 13" (32cm)
The chair is in excellent condition for its age. It has been cleaned and lightly waxed to retain its natural aged patina. Each joint is clean and sturdy. The straw work is strong and free from any major damages or wear. Overall a good honest chair.
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Free local delivery within 10 miles of Ashburton. London £45. Nationwide delivery available. Please get in touch for an accurate quote.