Lot 1202: Fine Egyptian revival stone inlaid and polychrome decorated giltwood replica of King Tutankhamen's throne chair, circa 1928, The squarPlatinum House
October 11, 2012
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
Fine Egyptian revival stone inlaid and polychrome decorated giltwood replica of King Tutankhamen's throne chair
The square back decorated to show the young Pharoah in a palace setting as his Queen attends him, flanked by winged sides and inlaid square seat, raised on feline legs surmounted by lion's heads and terminating in paw feet.
H: 41, W: 22, D: 28 in.
Property of the Reading Public Museum, sold to benefit future acquisitions.
Some minor loss to gilt on lions heads, otherwise good condition.
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Notes: This and the following two lots were manufactured in Egypt very soon after the discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb by Howard Carter in November 1922. They were exhibited in the Reading Museum and Art Gallery in Pennsylvania on the 30th of September 1928, to much acclaim, as a newspaper article dated from September 19th 1928 explains: "Reading has the distinction of being the only city in the world, with the exception of Cairo... where these objects can be seen. The main feature of the exhibition is an exact reproduction of the throne chair of King Tut".