Pine & Straw Child’s Orkney Chair.


  • £495.00
  • €531 Euro
  • $625 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Pine & Straw Child’s Orkney Chair.

Delightful little example of the classic straw back Orkney armchair c.1910. Shaped oat straw backrest and pine frame (stained green on the underside) jointed together with large round headed screws. Simple carved detail to the arms, a board seat and tapering legs. Presented as found, with some woodworm damage (most obvious to the feet) and missing the top two rows of straw from the backrest, otherwise good original condition.

The Orkney chair with it’s distinctive straw back became an icon of the Arts and Crafts movement. A vernacular form forced on the islanders by a lack of useable timber. Produced on a commercial scale from 1870 in the workshop of David Kirkness in Kirkwall, they were retailed by Liberty & Co. and were to be found in the homes of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Edward VII.


  • H: 76cm (30in)
  • W: 51cm (20in)
  • D: 43cm (17in)



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Owner Nicky Collinge runs Collinge Antiques, has been dealing in antiques for over 30 years.

They are based in a large warehouse showroom in Llandudno Junction, North Wales, where they have an extensive and ever changing stock of genuine antiques.

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