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FINE HIGH BACKED CHAIR

Gende Beret. Ethiopia. £1750

Fine High Backed Chair 19th Century. Gende Beret, Oromo Region, Ethiopia

Typically carved from one block of wood this fine 19th century chair from Gende Beret features a beautiful arched back-support adorned with fine decorations on the front and back. The chair has three curved supporting legs with upright stilts each with engraved decorations.

High-backed wooden chairs figure prominently in the installation of chiefs among different groups in southern Ethiopia -serving as symbols of rank and entitlement during meetings by the council of elders.

Estimated Period: Late 19th Century

Ex Private Family Collection, Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)

H: 89cm

Seat Diameter: 44cm

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