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    Sale 7586

    West ~ East - The Niall Hobhouse Collection

    22 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 306

    AN ANGLO-INDIAN HARDWOOD FOUR-POST DOUBLE-BED

    MID-19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

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    AN ANGLO-INDIAN HARDWOOD FOUR-POST DOUBLE-BED
    MID-19TH CENTURY
    Decorated overall with foliate carvings and hung with white cotton, the spindle-turned head and foot boards with spiral-turned posts, with floral bed covers and mattress
    88 in. (224 cm.) high; 70¾ in. (180 cm.) wide; 88 in. (224 cm.) deep, approx.


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    Mahbub Ali Khan purchased Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad in 1897. He was was well known for his lavish lifestyle and had an enormous fascination for clothes and cars. He devoted a whole wing of his palace to his wardrobe.

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    Provenance

    Sir Mahbub Ali Khan Bahadur Fath Jang Mahbub Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VI (1866 - 1911), The VI Nizam of Hyderabad, Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad, by repute.