This chair is named in honor of the headquarters of the Indian Army Corps of Engineers at Roorkhee, India and a mainstay of the Army and Navy Stores Catalogs. The Roorkhee chair was among the most popular models of campaign chairs used by British Officers from approximately 1898 to the start of WW II. They needed a chair that was lightweight, could be folded up, carried around easily and loaded onto a packhorse. It also needed to be comfortable and able to adapt to use on uneven terrain without breaking.
It is the perfect height for a standard dining room table and the overall height (39"), armrests (29") and seat (18") are 5" taller than the regular sized version. Optional heavy-duty canvas cushion for added comfort is available for $49.