3 - 5 June 2004
A Thai Painted and Gilt-Wood Octagonal Seat
The seat with cabriole legs, scalloped aprons, decorated with multicolored sqaure panels topped by an openwork frieze; the backrest of serpentine form, painted with two royal figures on stepped bases within floral scrolls with carved dragon border
54¾ in. (139 cm.) high, 42 in. (106.7 cm.) wide, 46½ in. (118 cm.) deep
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N. Tingley, Doris Duke: The Southeast Asian Art Collection, New York, 2003, p. 45, pl. 23.
This type of ceremonial seat would have been used by a monk or high dignitary for religious teachings.
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