• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7751

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    6 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 297

    A CAIROWARE SILVER-INLAID BRASS KURSI

    EGYPT OR SYRIA, LATE 19TH CENTURY

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    A CAIROWARE SILVER-INLAID BRASS KURSI
    EGYPT OR SYRIA, LATE 19TH CENTURY
    In the Mamluk style, of hexagonal section standing on knopped baluster feet supporting cusped arched openings, an arched opening with two doors in the centre of one side, the surface covered with panels of silver inlay and intricate pierced and incised decoration forming titular and dedicatory inscription bands and roundels, palmette scrolls, bird roundels and arabesques, fine fretwork interlace and other geometric and foliate motifs, copper pins holding the panels in, the two doors separate, the feet slightly loose
    33 7/8in. (86.2cm.) high


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