Anglo-Indian Rosewood Planter’s ChairLate 19th century
A British colonial planter’s chair in rosewood. The inclined back and seat are caned in one continues section in a pattern typical of the colonial period. Each arm is composed of a flat plank with a rounded end joined to the arm support. Below this arm is a nearly identical plank that rotates out into a footrest. When not in use these planks are stored beneath the arms.
Early representations of the planter’s chair suggest that initially planter’s chairs were used exclusively in the male-dominated environments of the camp and plantation by the late nineteenth century however, planter’s chair were firmly established as a prerequisite of every Anglo-Indian house, principally for use on the veranda.Bombay
British colonial India
H:87 cm W: 66 cm D: 108 cm
H: 34 " W: 26" D: 42 ½"