London, South Kensington
27 November 2007
A CARVED EBONY ARMCHAIR
SOUTH INDIA OR CEYLON, LATE 17TH EARLY 18TH CENTURY
Decorated throughout with trailing foliage and flowers, the back flanked by crouching lion finials and with scrolled arms and spiral turned and square section legs joined by shaped stretchers, the seat originally caned and later upholstered, damages
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Furniture of this type is discussed in Amin Jaffer, Furniture from British India and Ceylon, London, 2001.
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