AN INDIAN ROSEWOOD SHEET-SILVERED PART-GILT FOOTSTOOL FOR A THRONE 


Baudh, Orissa, circa 1900

On four lion-claw feet, foliate-motif carved, with on each side a medallion with an animal figure, silver-sheeted and upholstered in red velvet.

H. 24 x L. 48 x W. 37 cm

Note:

A similar footstool, in the collection of the V & A (IM 289-1927), has an engraving at the underside in Gujarati which translates as: “Misty Raghunath Tribhuvan’s children Chhaganlal and Vrajlal made this. Residents in Visnagar, North Gujarat, Baroda”. Raghunath Tribhuvan was a specialist craftsman who produced silver and brass- covered furniture, made by gently hammering thin sheets of the metal over a carved wooden frame. Tribhuvan’s own manufactures do not appear to be signed, but footstools made by his sons Chhanganlal and Vrajlal are commonly signed in English or Gujarati (Furniture From British India And Ceylon, Amin Jaffer, pg. 312).

ZEBREGS&RÖELL

Fine Art - Antiques​


Amsterdam
Keizersgracht 541-543
1017
 DP AMSTERDAM

T: 0031 (0)6 207 43 671

E: dickie@zebregsroell.com

Opening times Amsterdam

Tuesday - Saturday 12.00 - 17.00


Maastricht
Tongersestraat 2 | 6211 LN 

The Netherlands

by appointment only

www.zebregsroell.com

*Free world wide shipping for items that can be sent by registered mail only and have a value of less than € 25.000,-

kvhok_logo_engels_CMYK.jpg
Schermafbeelding 2020-10-03 om 13.04.28.
All rights reserved - Zebregs&Röell 2019 - Photography: Michiel Elsevier Stokmans - Terms & Conditions