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$ 2,400

Vintage Thai Howdah Chair

Origin Thailand
Period 1920-1949
Materials Teak & Cushions
W. 32.5 in; H. 38 in; D. 25.2 in;
W. 82.55 cm; H. 96.52 cm; D. 64.01 cm;
Seat H. 20.2 in;
Seat H. 51.31 cm;
Condition Good. Wear consistent with age and use. Near Mint.
Creation Date 1930-35
Number of Pieces 4-5
Description Presenting an early to mid-20th century, vintage Thai Howdah chair from circa 1930-1935.

Stunning carving. Made of teak and in near mint condition.

These types of chairs are known as ‘Howdah’ chairs or sometimes ‘Elephant chairs’ …. This one is most definitely a ‘Howdah’ chair but unlike many of these types of chairs, the leg supports are not carved in the shape of elephants.

The back splat has a highly carved central section depicting a Buddah in prayer, surrounded by floral motifs. There are 4 rear pillars with each one nicely carved and ending in an acorn style finial.

The seat section is beautifully upholstered in a orange velvet cushion with matching elbow cushions. The armchair sides are curved and the seat base is again, highly carved in floral motifs.

The legs are likewise highly carved and are in a ‘V’ shape on front and connected with cross supports.

The elephant is a sacred animal in Thailand, hence the religious connotations and connection to Buddah.
Styles / Movements Asian, Traditional
Incollect Reference Number 419259
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