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Coromandel Coast Chair

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An early 19th century carved ebony armchair, incorporating elements taken from 17th century Ceylon or Coromandel Coast furniture and probably made for a London dealer. In early 19th century Ceylon furniture was being made to the latest tastes using panels of carved ebony taken from seventeenth century furniture. A set of four setees and two chairs of this type was sold to King George IV by E.H. Baldock in 1828 for £125. Other examples of this type of furniture can be found at Capesthorne Hall, Penrhyn Castle and Penshurst Place. For a full and fascinating history of this furniture see "Furniture From British India and Ceylon" by Amin Jaffer.

w.21.5 in x d.20.5 in x h.35 in

Item Code: 20

£ 2750

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