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An Indonesian padouk (Pterocarpus dalbergioïdes), djati and rattan corner chair


Batavia (Jakarta), 1750-1775

H. 82.5 x W. 76 x D. 66 cm

This type of corner chair could be after French desk chairs of the third quarter of the 18th century, but certainly is also influenced by the Chinese horseshoe armchair, Lohan chair, from the Ming- and Qing Dynasties. In Indonesia, this type of chair was called a krossie bakoe, or basket chair.