22 May 2008
AN ANGLO-INDIAN HARDWOOD FOUR-POST DOUBLE-BED
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.
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.
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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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