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    Sale 12471

    Arts of India

    26 May 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 105

    A PAIR OF BRASS VENEERED FOOTSTOOLS

    GUJARAT, NORTH-WEST INDIA, CIRCA 1900

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    A PAIR OF BRASS VENEERED FOOTSTOOLS
    GUJARAT, NORTH-WEST INDIA, CIRCA 1900
    On four feet worked as lion's paws, of square form, the veneered decoration consisting of a large central rosette composed of interlocked palmettes and strapwork, the borders with a garland of split-palmettes above a thin band of floral swaying tendrils, the apron with similar decoration
    9 x 19½ x 19½in. (23 x 49.5 x 49.5cm.) each


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    Our pair of footstools presents the marked characteristics of a Gujarati maker active at the turn of the 20th century. The square shape, the marked gadroons and deep repoussé large rosette composed of strapwork within foliate motifs point towards the workshops of Chhaganlal and Vrajlal Tribhuvan, sons of Raghunatu Tribhuvan, a specialist craftsman who produced silver and brass-covered furniture.

    For a similar veneered example, albeit in silver, see A. Jaffer, Furniture from British India and Ceylon, London, 2001, p.312.

    Other related footstools by this maker sold at Christie's King Street, 22 May 2008, lot 310.