A Scottish Orkney Island oak wingback chair from the late 19th century, with handwoven straw back, rush seat, open arms, straight legs and side stretchers. Born in the archipelago of Orkney off of the northern coast of Scotland, this chair features a tall handwoven strack back, designed to protect the sitter from the cold winds of the North Sea. Two open, slightly curving arms rest on a rectangular framed rush seat. The chair is raised on four splaying straight legs, connected to one another through strengthening side stretchers. With its highly recognizable silhouette and lovely patina, this Orkney Island wingback chair circa 1880 will bring a comfortable touch of authenticity to any home, particularly placed in a living room next to a fireplace.
H 41 in. x W 24.5 in. x D 18 in. (Seat: 16″H)
H 104.14 cm x W 62.23 cm x D 45.72 cm (Seat: 40.64 cm H)