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An Anglo-Indian ivory armchair

Murshidabad, 2nd quarter 19th century

99cm. high, 54cm. wide, 49cm. deep; 3ft. 3in., 1ft. 9¼in., 1ft. 7¼in.
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Provenance

The Hochschild Collection, sold Sotheby's London, 1 December 1978, lot 165 (£3,000).

The Property of a Gentleman, Christie's London, 6 April 2000, lot 234, (£67,500).

Catalogue Note

This armchair closely relates in the form of the spindle decoration to an example in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, which is illustrated in Amin Jaffer, 'Tipu Sautan, Warren Hastings and Queen Charlotte: the mythology and typology of Anglo-Indian ivory Furniture', Burlington Magazine, May 1999, p.208, fig.30. Furniture from this region and other similar armchairs are illustrated and discussed in Amin Jaffer, Furniture From British India and Ceylon, London, 2001,nos 87 and 88, pp. 257-261. 

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