Offered by: Acroterion
By Appointment Kinderhook, NY 12106 , United States Call Seller 917.656.5863


Anglo-Indian Carved Solid Ebony Klismos Chairs, Set of Six, Ceylon, Circa 1830

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  • Description
    A rare and exquisite set of circa 1830 Anglo-Indian, Anglo-Ceylonese, or Sri Lankan Galle District manufactured carved solid ebony dining chairs of neoclassical English regency klismos form, the gadrooned and reeded crestrails having central stylized lotus carved roundels connecting reeded stiles with open back support with stylized bellflowers and same stylized lotus carved roundels above chicly upholstered drop-in seats with tassel-tied tufted squab cushion tops and rounded reed-carved seat rail joining sabre form legs ending in original brass sabots. A truly chic and exceptional set.


    Jaffer, Amin. "Furniture from British India and Ceylon: A Catalogue of the Collections in the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Peabody Essex Museum", Victoria & Albert Museum, V&A Publications, London, 2001.

    Jaffer, Amin. "Luxury Goods from India: The Art of the Indian Cabinet Maker", Victoria & Albert Museum, V&A Publications, London, 2002.

    Further condition notes:

    Professionally restored. Some chairs with slight, non-detracting, non-imparing frame warping, typical of this form of chair from age and use. Very sturdy and heavy frames. Uniquely, the seats were never caned as is typical, always having upholstered drop-in seats; the upholstery is modern and the fabric of high quality and in excellent condition.
  • More Information
    Origin: Sri Lanka
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Carved solid ebony, brass, upholstery
    Condition: Good. Wear commensurate with age and use. Please see description for further information.
    Creation Date: circa 1830
    Number of Pieces: 6-7
    Styles / Movements: Regency, Anglo-Indian, Neoclassical
    Incollect Reference #: 645537
  • Dimensions
    W. 19.25 in; H. 34.13 in; D. 16 in;
    W. 48.9 cm; H. 86.69 cm; D. 40.64 cm;
    Seat H. 18.25 in;
    Seat H. 46.36 cm;
Message from Seller:

Acroterion, the company, founded in late 2012, is by appointment in the historic Hudson Valley of upstate New York specializing in exceptional fine and decorative art from eastern to western, ancient to current; with a focus on the unique and timeless. The curated inventory is ever-changing and discriminately chosen by the founder and owner Randal Dawkins. Having a passion for fine objects and design from an early age, Mr. Dawkins graduated in 2004 from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London.

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