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Pair of British Colonial Ebony Enclosed Armchairs

Late 19th century

A pair of British colonial enclosed armchairs with a caned back, seat and armrests. Made of ebony with unusual dark brown streaks of visible grain. The back is high with a straight top and a sloped shape down to the arms that rest on carved ball supports. The front legs with multiple turnings are tapering and end in a peg foot. The rear legs of square section are moderately raked. The chairs were designed for lounging in comfort, with a deeper and wider seat than that of a regular armchair.

The chairs are in good condition and have been lovingly restored and finished to its former glory using a traditional form of French polishing and waxing. Ebony is a rare, expensive black wood of very close grain and is heavy in weight.

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These chairs have been sold. Please keep checking our website as we may add a similar pair.


British colonial India
H: 104 cm W: 61 cm D: 78 cm
H: 41” W: 24” D: 30 ½”

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