South India, Late 18th/early 19th century The arched toprail with scrolled ears above a pierced three-lobed splat and out-curving arms, raised on cabriole front legs with acanthus carved knees and ball and claw feet. 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high
Compare with a miniature ivory piano in Simon Ray, April, 2007, no. 38. Also see Jaffer, Furniture from British India and Celon, 2001, fig 91, p. 198. As Jaffer notes regarding a very closely related chair "the chair is loosely based on patterns in - or modeled on a prototype inspire by - playe XVI of the 3rd edition of Thomas Chippendale's The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker's Director (1762).
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