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An Anglo-Indian Savonarola-type armchair


19th century
Teak- brass
95 cm x 76 cm
Provenance: From an English private collection

Also called X chair, this type of folding chair with a frame like an X originated in the Italian Renaissance.

The present armchair was made in British India. It is decorated with elaborate floral patterns inlaid in brass with opposing birds’ backrest.


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