Collection: Watchman's Chair

The Watchman's Chair, or sometimes referred as African Watchman's Chair originating in Congo. This simple seat is based on two parts we like to all Paddles and Backs. More accruable would be a seat and a back. The paddle slides out of the chair so the two planks can be carried to its destination and assembly almost instantaneously. Hipsters might refer to these as Lazy Chairs. We have also seen them listed as African Birthing Chairs.

The story as we originally heard it goes like this: The watchman would carry the two parts up the mountain where he would watch over the village for days at a time. During his watch he might spend some of his idle time carving designs in the chair back. If you find original watchman's chairs for sale though international antiquities dealers you will see some very ornate examples of this. When the watchman's daughter found a proper suitor the father would offer his chair as part of the dowry. 

These chairs are one of the earliest examples of flat pack furniture what we have found. The design has not changed for thousands of years. Our versions are a little more modern in terms of themes. We can also make custom watchman's chairs to suite your design idea or taste. These chairs are optimal for outdoor events like concerts where you need to bring your own seat. 

3 products
  • African Watchman's Chair : Bart
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    $45.00
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    $45.00
  • African Watchman's Chair : Skully
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    $45.00
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    $45.00
  • African Watchman's Chair : Angel
    Regular price
    $45.00
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    $45.00