Furniture and Decorative Arts of Sri Lanka
Round chair with six legs, three medallions and scroll decoration, circular cane seat, turned uprights, cabriole legs, lion's paw feet, and three intersecting stretchers
National Museum of Sri Lanka, Colombo
Detail of legs
FDASL Item Type Metadata
Place of Creation
SW Sri Lanka
Measurements (H: W: L:)
83 x 57 cm. (32 7/10 x 22 2/5 in.)
Kumbuk stained black or Kokko/Mara stained black?
Carved and joined
Brohier, R.L., 1969, p.IX, fig.3.Most probably 19th century; an identical chair is illustrated in Henry Shaw's 'Specimens of Ancient Furniture', plate XVIII, (1836). Discussed in Jaffer (2001) p. 379.
Round chair or burgomaster
Dublin Core XML
"Arm chair," online in Digital Library for International Research Archive, Item #191, http://dlir.aiys.org/archive/items/show/191 (accessed April 18, 2015).