COLONIAL SRI LANKAN HARDWOOD SETTEE
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the moulded and shaped rectangular crest rail over relief carved and moulded foliatespindles, joined by similar outward scrolling arms contiguous with apron and loose cushion seat, raised on cornucopia shaped and moulded legs ending in ball feet; the whole enrichedwith relief carved scrolling tropical foliage and rosettes
CA 1840 - Galle District, Sri Lanka
Overall dimensions: 52 1/2” wide x 24” deep x 33” high
typically such pieces could be ordered from furniture dealers in Colombo who in turn commissionedpieces from carpenters located in the cabinet-making centers of Galle and Moratuwa. Items weremade for Britich colonial administrators and merchants on the island who had them shipped back to
England at the end of their posting.
See Lot 188 in Sotheby’s London “Exotica: East Meets West 1500-1900” May 25, 2005 for a related settee of carved ebony.
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