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
 

Note:
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.