Description: the hide seat mounted with a tiger mask stamped with a boteh to the temple and overall with bubri cartouches and ending in paw feet
Dimensions: 70cm. high; 2ft. 3 1/2 in.
Condition Report: A rare and unusual chair in 'country house' condition. The mounts have been tested as silver but the grade has not been established. Two points are now lacking mounts and the mount of a third point has been snapped. The tiger mask is lacking one eye insert and the head is now detachable with visible apertures for the screws. The hide seat has torn away from the metal seat rail to one side. The surface of the antlers with ingrained dirt consistent with age and would benefit for a gentle clean according to taste. Overall with minor old marks, dents, chips and scratches commensurate with age and use.
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