An Indonesian Javanese rosewood (sono keeling) chair-back settee
AN INDONESIAN JAVANESE ROSEWOOD (SONO KEELING) FOUR CHAIR-BACK SETTEE
Java, probably Jakarta (Batavia), late 17th century
The massive bench on ten turned connected legs, with four back-splats with cane.
H. 108 x W. 216 x D. 71 cm
Seat height 108 cm
Batavian chairs and settees of this type were based on the medallion caneback chairs popular in the Netherlands (and England) during the reign of William and Mary in the last decade of the 17th century. A chair closely related to this settee is illustrated in, J. Terwen-de Loos, Het Nederlandse koloniale meubel, Franeker 1985, fig. 27.