PROPERTY FROM THE JOSEPH M. MORPURGO COLLECTION
J. Veenendaal, Furniture from Indonesia, Sri Lanka and India during the Dutch Period, Delft, 1985, p. 73, ill. 69
The 'Burgomaster' chair is distinguished by its six legs and rounded back. Showing an obvious Indian influence in their design, the oldest have straight turned legs joined to each other by circular stretchers. The rounded back was achieved by sawing the wood into this shape, with no steam used. The medallions in the backs are one of the foremost characteristics, and were either inset with carved floral panels or woven with rattan.
An example of nearly identical 'Burgomaster' chair was sold Christie's Amsterdam, 21 June 2011, lot 116.
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