Furniture and Decorative Arts of Sri Lanka

Dublin Core

Title

Chair

Subject

Furniture

Description

Side chair with high squared back, single splat with floral carving, caned seat set in wide frame, carved apron, cabriole legs ending in animal paw feet, supported by turned stretchers with horizontal cross-bar of carved affronted crested mythical parrot-like bird
A similar side chair is in the collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

Source

Private collection, Europe

Relation

Detail, e02_01_1

Identifier

euro02.01

FDASL Item Type Metadata

Period

First half 18th century

Place of Creation

Sri Lanka

Measurements (H: W: L:)

103.5 x 152.1 x 46 cm. (40 3/4 x 20 1/2 x 18 1/2 in.)

Materials

Tropical hardwood

Techniques

Carved, joined, and turned

Features

Mythical bird carving

Citation

"Chair," online in Digital Library for International Research Archive, Item #11035, http://www.dlir.org/archive/items/show/11035 (accessed December 4, 2022).

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