Anglo-Indian Rosewood SofaMid 19th century
A British colonial sofa made of rosewood with a boldly carved high crest rail consisting of relief carved scrolling foliage, the apron also carved with a foliage pattern. The arms are of cylindrical form in cane and terminate with carved caps showing a running band of circles and flares at the bottom to attach to the seat frame. The legs below a rectangular rosette are turned with a spiral reeded cup and terminate in a disc with a peg foot. The back and seat have been re-caned in a “closed caning” colonial design.
The sofa is in good condition and has been lovingly restored and finished to its former glory using a traditional form of French polishing and waxing. The mahogany has a rich warm shade with a striking grain. The Indian rosewood that this piece has been made off has a naturally occurring dark shade with a striking grain.
British colonial India
H: 103 cm Seat H: 43 cm W: 216 cm D: 70 cm
H: 40½” Seat H: 17” W: 85” D: 27½”