Dining Chairs from the Durbar Room by John Lockwood Kipling

4 dining chairs from the Durbar Room for Osborne House designed by Kipling and Bhai Ram Singh.


Walnut & leather
110 x 58 x 48 cm
Art Fund grant:
£10,000 ( Total: £65,000)
Acquired in:
Private collector

The architectural form, door furniture, light fittings and wooden furniture were all included in the design. Unlike other 'Indian' rooms of this period which were furnished with a mixture of European and Indian pieces, the Durbar Room presented a unified scheme, albeit more Art and Crafts than Indian.

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Made for Osborne House in 1890-1891; inventories 1901 and 1904; disposed of 1916-1917; private collection.

Venue details

Osborne House York Avenue, East Cowes Isle of Wight PO32 6JX 01983 200022 www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/osborne/

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £14.30)