Coromandel Coast Armchair
Coromandel Coast Armchair

Coromandel Coast Armchair

c. 1820 Ceylon

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£2,750 gbp
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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.
Height 35.00 inch (88.90 cm)
Width 21.50 inch (54.61 cm)
Depth 20.50 inch (52.07 cm)
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5 Commonwealth Buildings
Woolwich Church Street
SE18 5NS

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