The chairs were integral to the Durbar Room, corresponding to the dado height and using common decorative motifs.
Four dining chairs from the Durbar Room, Osborne House by John Lockwood Kipling, 1892
© Osborne House
- Walnut & leather;
- Each: 110 x 53 x 48 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £10,000 ( Total: £45,000)
- Acquired in:
- H Blairman & Sons Ltd
Though the form of the chair is essentially European, the free quality of the carving and the slatted construction of the seat are a reflection of the Indian craft tradition.
Queen Victoria, Osborne House circa 1892; Private collection 1916-17; H. Blairman & Sons Ltd.