This is a superb gift! It is both unusual, practical and well made - for that someone who seems to have everything.
Named in honour of the headquarters of the Indian Army Corps of Engineers at Roorkhee, United Provinces, India, and mainstay of the Army and Navy Stores catalogues, Roorkhee chair was among the most popular models of campaign chair used by British Officers from approximately 1898 to the start of World war II.
Originally designed to be used by British army officers in India. They needed a chair that was light in weight, could be folded up, carried around easily and loaded onto a pack horse. It also needed to be comfortable and be able to be used on uneven terrain without breaking. Made in Africa, we are proud to introduce a copy of an original used at the battle of Modder River. Crafted from an African hardwood, and one hundred percent cotton canvas, a fine example of Laudator Temporis Acti – the romance of an age gone by.