• The Ismail Merchant Collection auction at Christies

    Sale 5980

    The Ismail Merchant Collection

    7 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 24

    TWO SIMILAR INDIAN BLACKWOOD SIDE CHAIRS

    BOMBAY, CIRCA 1860

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    TWO SIMILAR INDIAN BLACKWOOD SIDE CHAIRS
    BOMBAY, CIRCA 1860
    Each with an intricately carved splat, one depicting fruiting vines and the other chinar leaves and acorns, with upholstered seats covered in blue embroidered cotton, formerly with cane panels (2)


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    A similar set of seven intricately carved Bombay blackwood chairs is illustrated and discussed in A. Jaffer, Furniture from British India and Ceylon, V&A Publications 2001, pp. 341-342.

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