Pair of British Colonial Ebony Library ChairsMid 19th century
A pair of British colonial library chairs in ebony with hand caned seat and back. The top rail with a flame palmette carving at centre flanked by foliage; the same pattern is repeated on the apron. The armrests curve out and have a rosette carving at the end. The front legs with multiple turnings ending in a peg foot and the rear legs slightly raked and shorter than the front legs, so that the seat inclines. The seat and the back have recently been re-caned in a typical colonial design.
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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British colonial India
H: 104 cm W: 72 cm D: 80 cm
H: 41” W: 28” D: 31”