An Egyptian wooden openwork chair
Lot 1
An Egyptian Revival wooden openwork chair
£1,500 - 2,000
US$ 2,500 - 3,400
Auction Details
Lot Details
An Egyptian Revival wooden openwork chair
Set on clawed feet, the back decorated with a male figure in profile wearing a beaded wig and loincloth, standing on a barge with an ibis in front, clumps of papyri in the background, the sides of each curving armrest decorated with triple ankhs and a kneeling horned gazelle, 59cm wide x 60cm deep x 93cm high (23in wide x 23½ deep x 36½ high)

Footnotes

  • This chair is inspired by the wooden openwork chair found in the tomb of Yuya and Thuya, the parents of Queen Tiyi, wife of Amenophis III. The tomb was discovered in 1905 and contained one of the most complete and beautifully made sets of Egyptian funerary equipment ever to be found.
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