A superb mid 17th century (circa 1660) solid ebony low chair with intricate carving from The Coromandel Coast, India – the South Indian Coromandel Coast was the centre for production of carved ebony furniture during 1650-1660.
This chair consists of a profusely carved top rail of low relief foliate and floral decoration with carved uprights and foliate carved finials to the top.
This leads down to seven twist-turned baluster columns with lower rail of low relief foliate and floral carved decoration.
The drop in cane seat in good condition, the seat rails profusely carved with low relief foliate and floral carving with carved and shaped frieze to front, side and back.
The chair is supported on twist-turned legs with low relief carved blocks to the top and bottom joined by stretchers, the front and rear of twist-turned design and terminating on turned feet.
This chair is in very good condition for age, are of stable construction and can go straight into a home or collection.
Reference: Similar examples can be found in the book ‘Furniture from British India and Ceylon’ by Amin Jaffer, pages 130-137.
Height: 30” / 76.25cm
Width: 22” / 56cm
Depth: 21.25” / 54cm
Seat height; 14.5” / 36.75cm