A carved Ebony
chair, with caned seat and back. The top rail is ornately carved with flowers
and foliage, the centre with scallop shell and leaf. The reeded uprights terminate
at the top in volutes and are joined to each other behind the caned back with
a cross rail. The ends of the arms are decorated with intertwining leaves
and rest on flared tassel and cup supports decorated with stylised lotus petals.
The trapezoidal seat frame and side seat rails are reeded, the front seat
rail is carved with flowers and foliage, with bold flowers above the legs.
The front legs are turned and carved with elongated leaves and rest on feet
with multiple turnings. The rear legs, of square section, are moderately raked
and are shorter than the front legs, so that the seat inclines.
For a related example
Fig 186, page 378 Furniture from British India and Ceylon by Amin Jaffer.