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Pair of Antique Carved Swat Valley Low Ebonised Carved Leather Wedding Chairs

Pair of Antique Carved Swat Valley Low Ebonised Carved Leather Wedding Chairs

A beautifully decorative pair of ebonized carved leather strap Swat Valley chairs in good condition. Most likely made around the end of the 1800s/early 1900s in the idyllic Swat Valley area of Pakistan, formerly part of the princely state of Yusafzai, these are lovely examples and will add a wonderful and authentic cultured, striking and historic feel to any setting.


Skilfully made from black stained hardwood, they were crafted using traditional joinery without nails and have woven tightly plaited leather strap seats. They have low seats and high, straight, ornately carved backs and shapely back posts.


A matching pair, mostly likely made as wedding chairs, the front sides of the upper parts are richly adorned with deep chip-carving decorations in relief: volutes of leafy tendrils cover the sides, whilst the back rest features a large round ‘flower’ with leaves and the rear carvings differ, presumably to symbolise the male and female married sitters. They come with pretty peach cushions.


All in all this is a fabulous antique pair, which will add an authentic historical cultured look and feel to any interior.



These are in good condition. Structurally sound and built to last, they have minor scuffs and patination, as you’d expect with a pair of this age, but overall they’re in good condition and if well looked after should be around in another century of more – please see the photos-



Height - 75cm, Width - 47.5cm, Depth - 47.5cm, Seat Height - 18cm, Seat Width - 38cm, Seat Depth - 38cm, Weight per chair - 7.5kg.



UK delivery price quoted, collection also available from Warwick. Please CONTACT US FOR INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY QUOTES - the current International delivery quote is just a place-holder.  



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