John P. Smith, Osler's Crystal for Royalty and Rajahs, 1991, p.63 for similar examples in the Jai Vilas Palace, Gwalior, India.
Osler found great success in India and the Middle East where the coolness and striking appearance of colored or facet-cut glass furniture, small useful objects, chandeliers, candelabra, and fountains appealed to the affluent rulers there, making India the largest market outside of the U.K. The Osler archives, held at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, includes watercolor drawings of chairs, stools, bedsteads, settees, cribs and even a design for a glass staircase. Their trade catalogue 'F. & C. Osler, Calcutta', of circa 1876-1885, illustrates a very similar red velvet button-upholstered armchair for the Indian market (no. 2895B), described as "Richly Cut Crystal Glass... upholstered in the best crimson silk velvet", together with a conforming side chair (no. 01647A).
Osler supplied related cut-crystal glass chairs in 1877 for Maharana Sajjan Singh at the Fateh Prakash Palace, Udaipur, while others are found at the Jai Vilas Palace, Gwalior, illustrated Smith op. cit., p.63.
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