Circa 1940s. A quality matched pair of rare oak framed hooded Orkney chairs by ‘David Kirkness of Kirkwall.’ Of traditional forms in tied oat-straw with a drop in marram grass seat pads, the shaped arms held in place by simple uprights, the chairs are stamped on the insides of the front rails with David Kirkness’s classic mark. The uprights of the arms and the backs are screwed to the side of the frames. All resting on four square tapering legs braced by stretchers on all sides, the chairs have excellent colour and patination. Known in the local dialect as heided stools.
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- 140cm H, 63cm W, 44cm D