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Max McCance




Max McCance

Crab Stool hand crafted by Max McCance for AUTHOR's collection of British-made luxury and unique furniture

Regular price £967 Sale

From the workshop of Max McCance in rural Fife.

Give this characterful hermit a home.

Made from Mahogany and Opepe (a very durable Marine Hardwood, which is used for Sea Defence).

Despite its spiky, spiny appearance, the Crab Stool is surprisingly comfortable to sit on. The contours of the horizontal bars are shaped to fit one’s posterior. The stool is also more robust than it may first appear, with steel reinforcing inside to provide extra strength. Despite their pointy appearance, the pincer ends are designed to be weigh-supporting.

This product requires specialist delivery. If you wish to order this product, which requires specialist packaging and delivery, you can check-out now and buy online to secure your purchase. Thereafter, the AUTHOR team will contact you directly to complete your order by providing a delivery estimate. Be assured, we have negotiated competitive delivery costs from reliable couriers. We pride ourselves on delivering ordered products with the utmost care, promptness and efficiency. Also note, you have the option of a full refund should any issues arise in arranging your delivery.

Alternatively, if you'd rather speak with AUTHOR Interiors about specialist delivery of this product before buying online, you can contact us via our Contact Form and one of our team will get in touch.


  • Select 'Luxury Gift Wrapping' in BAG and, for £3.50 per gift ordered, we will wrap the gift beautifully in one of our luxury gift boxes with tissue paper, ribbon and seasonal decoration. We can also add a personalised message at no extra cost, which you can provide in the 'notes' section in CHECKOUT.


  • Width: 51cm
    Height: 41cm
    Depth: 24cm

  • Up to two months, depending on the Max’s schedule. Please do get in touch to see current stock as Max may have one available for immediate despatch.

    Orders under £250 incur a delivery charge of £7. Standard Delivery is free in the UK for orders over £250. Excludes fragile or large pieces flagged as requiring specialist carriage; in these instances you must provide the AUTHOR team your contact details, and info about your order via our contact form and we'll reply to discuss your delivery needs and provide you with a delivery quote to complete your order. Or call us during office hours.


  • If you are ordering for delivery to an international address, you can check-out now and buy online in your local currency to secure your purchase, which will be zero VAT rated thereby reducing the price you pay by 20%. Currency conversion charges apply. Thereafter, the AUTHOR team will contact you promptly to complete your order by providing a shipping estimate, which will be charged separately by AUTHOR. Be assured, AUTHOR have negotiated competitive international shipping costs from reliable couriers. Please note, you may need to account for import VAT, duties/customs to the country being delivered to; AUTHOR is here to help with this. If you want to talk to the Author team first before ordering, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Also note, you have the option of a full refund should any issues arise in arranging international delivery.


  • Does not need to be oiled or waxed. Simply dust and clean with furniture spray.
Why we love this product

We adore the detailed, clever, witty designs of Max McCance's furniture and sculptural objects.

For an inanimate object, the Crab Stool brims with character. Its pointy, claw-like toes stand delicately 'en pointe' on the floor, its back slightly arched as if it is ready at any moment to scuttle sideways across the room. The dowel ends also remind us of beady eyes watching our every move.

The pointiness of the claw ends is cleverly emphasised by the contrasting wood. That a crab-inspired stool should be constructed using a marine-grade hardwood further enhances its appeal.

We have selected the Crab Stool knowing that it can enhance either a traditional or a contemporary space. We would recommend this for use in a hallway. It is great to perch on while putting on or taking off shoes. Your Crab is guaranteed to be a conversation piece as well as a useful item of furniture, of which you will never grow tired.