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    Sale 5902

    Christie's Interiors

    17 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 323

    AN ANGLO-INDIAN EBONY FOLDING-CHAIR

    PROBABLY MADRAS, MID-19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN ANGLO-INDIAN EBONY FOLDING-CHAIR
    PROBABLY MADRAS, MID-19TH CENTURY
    The caned back and seat with an intricately carved foliage cresting centred by a god within a temple, flanked on either side by palaces above serpents, the scrolled arms, seat and legs with foliate sides on animal head feet.
    56½ in. (43.5 cm.) high; 25 in. (63.5 cm.) wide; 37 in. (94 cm.) deep


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    The carving of the architectural motifs is inspired by furniture made in Southern India, mainly the Madras School of Art. The chair form is of a standard type made especially in the Bombay Presidency.

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    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note, this chair is ebonised hardwood, not ebony as catalogued.