Furniture and Decorative Arts of Sri Lanka

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Title

Arm chair

Subject

Furniture

Description

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

Source

National Museum of Sri Lanka, Colombo

Date

1775-1799

Relation

Detail of legs
Whole

Identifier

nmc121.1.15

FDASL Item Type Metadata

Period

18th-19th century

Place of Creation

SW Sri Lanka

Measurements (H: W: L:)

83 x 57 cm. (32 7/10 x 22 2/5 in.)

Materials

Kumbuk stained black or Kokko/Mara stained black?

Techniques

Carved and joined

Features

Six legs

Notes

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.

Local name

Round chair or burgomaster

Citation

"Arm chair," in Digital Library for International Research Archive, Item #191, http://dlir.aiys.org/archive/items/show/191 (accessed August 20, 2014).

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