Pair Ebony Anglo/Indian Armchairs

No. R16266

Superb pair of solid ebony Anglo/Indian arm chairs made in Ceylon, Galle District. 

These were meant as easy chairs and always lean back somewhat. 

These antique chairs have outstanding carving with the crest a foliate scroll carved tablet with scroll carved arms and vine carved seat rails all on turned and reeded legs.


Note the wide elbow rests on the arms.

Circa 1840 - 60

 

These chairs are of similar (or somewhat superior) to the chair that’s in the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass.,  inspired by Thomas King’s, “Modern Style of Cabinet Work Exemplified” (1829) (which provided designs for other furniture from Galle workshops in Ceylon).

 

Reference:

“Furniture From British India and Ceylon”  by Amin Jaffer 

(page 378)

 

The caning is in excellent condition.

  • OriginAnglo/Indian
  • Circamid 19th c.
  • RegionCeylon
  • MaterialEbony
  • Height45 in
  • Width26 1/2 in
  • Depth35 in
  • Price$12,500.00
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Pair Ebony Anglo/Indian Armchairs - R16266

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