An 'X' Frame Moorish style Chair Spain, 19th Century

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Lot 196W
An 'X' Frame Moorish style Chair
Spain, 19th Century

Sold for £ 1,560 (US$ 1,963) inc. premium
An 'X' Frame Moorish style Chair
Spain, 19th Century
the curving 'X' frame with folding arms resting on splayed stretches, inlaid with a design of repeat ivory stellar motifs, the junction with a roundel with further stellar motifs, the leather seat stamped with split-palmettes and arabesques, the leather back rest with a central inscription-filled cartouche surrounded by geometric motifs, both leather parts highlighted in green, red, blue and black
66.4 x 44.5 x 89.4 cm. high

Footnotes

  • Chairs of this type were made in 19th century Spain during a period of Moorish revival and are based on Nasrid types of the 14th and 15th centuries, examples of which are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (Otto Kurtz, "Folding Chairs and Koran Stands," in R. Ettinghausen ed., Islamic Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, 1972, pp. 299-314.
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