Not currently on display at the V&A

Chair

ca. 1870 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The armchair is part of a suite of furniture that belonged to Mr and Mrs James Richard Naylor. They acquired it in Bombay, India, after their marriage in 1868. It belongs to a vast group of furniture called 'Bombay blackwood' because it was made in the Bombay Presidency out of blackwood. (Blackwood is a variety of rosewood.) 'Bombay blackwood' furniture is typically based on English furniture forms made from about 1850 to about 1880. However, it is highly carved, usually with foliage and mythical beasts.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Carved and pierced blackwood, with later upholstery
Brief Description
Armchair, blackwood carved and pierced with later upholstery, 1870-80, Bombay Province.
Dimensions
  • Height: 84cm
  • Width: 87cm
  • Seat height: 33cm
Credit line
Given by Mr and Mrs Paul Naylor
Summary
The armchair is part of a suite of furniture that belonged to Mr and Mrs James Richard Naylor. They acquired it in Bombay, India, after their marriage in 1868. It belongs to a vast group of furniture called 'Bombay blackwood' because it was made in the Bombay Presidency out of blackwood. (Blackwood is a variety of rosewood.) 'Bombay blackwood' furniture is typically based on English furniture forms made from about 1850 to about 1880. However, it is highly carved, usually with foliage and mythical beasts.
Bibliographic Reference
affer, Amin Furniture from British India and Ceylon: A Catalogue of the Collections in the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Peabody Essex Museum. London : V&A Publications, 2001. 416 p., ill. ISBN 1851773185, p.348, pl.164.
Collection
Accession Number
IS.37-1975

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record createdMarch 10, 2003
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