8 July 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,750
Estimate GBP 2,500 - GBP 3,500
A SET OF FOUR VICTORIAN TEAK SIDE CHAIRS
Each with a foliate carved toprail, the green-velvet drop-in seat on column legs joined by stretchers, three stamped 'J.Wright' (4)
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Maharaja Duleep Singh Sukerchakia (d. 1893) was the last Maharaja of Sikh Raj. He was exiled to London in 1854, after being dethroned and his country annexed by the British Raj in 1849. Duleep Singh was welcomed into the European court by Queen Victoria. He bought Elveden in 1863 and proceeded to transform the estate into an efficient game preserve and the house into an Oriental palace where he lived the life of a British aristocrat.
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By repute, supplied to Maharajah Duleep Singh, Elveden Hall, Suffolk.