This type of chair was made throughout the Highlands for use by the fireside as you can see from the illustration by Richard Ansdell dated 1840 There is a very similar one in the Highland Folk Museum, Kingussie, Invernesshire. This one, which is a rare survival, is slightly more sophisticated with its “knopped turned” finials. Of peg and tenon construction and made of Scots pine it has a lovely worn patina and huge country charm. Scottish Highlands, circa 1800.
Ref: Scottish Vernacular Furniture by Bernard D Cotton. publ. Thames and Hudson, fig:381 for similar.
Depth: 30cms (12 inches)
Width: 35.5cms (14 inches)
Height: 51cms (20 inches)