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    Sale 5971

    An English Look - Robert Kime, Piers von Westenholz, David Bedale and James Graham-Stewart

    8 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 20

    A SET OF FOUR VICTORIAN TEAK SIDE CHAIRS

    CIRCA 1870

    Price Realised  

    A SET OF FOUR VICTORIAN TEAK SIDE CHAIRS
    CIRCA 1870
    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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    Provenance

    By repute, supplied to Maharajah Duleep Singh, Elveden Hall, Suffolk.