This is an impressive, comparatively large in size, high backed throne coming from the Jimma region of Southern Ethiopia. It has an attractive cut-out lattice designed rounded back-support and with three prominently curved supporting legs. The chair/throne is comfortable to site on and has a lovely rippled surface on the seat as a result of use over the years.
Ethiopian chairs of this beautiful form and size are difficult to source. High backed chairs such as this fine example were an important symbol of status amongst many cultures in the southern and western regions of Ethiopia throughout the 19th and early 20th Century.
Estimated Period: Second Half of 19th Century
Ex Private Collection, London
Seat Diameter: 54cm
Seat Heigh From Floor: 38cm
Distance Legs Apart: 65cm
Condition Report: There has been restorations made to the ends of each of the curved legs, as shown in photos.
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