A well carved Anglo Ceylonese teak, double scroll end sofa, with central palmette carving, the arms in the form of lotus heads, on reeded melon turned legs, with palmwood pegs to the joints. The form & carving an idiosyncratic Ceylonese interpretation of English Regency & Indian forms of fifty years earlier, demonstrating the success of the design. Newly hand caned to back, arms & seat, with cotton covered palliasse & bolster slipcovers. In excellent original condition. Interestingly, it is signed & dated to the back of the frame, 1879. 95cm H x 232 W x 70D.
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