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Deschamps Pierre-Olivier - Paris - France

This seat belonged to the American artist Polly Thayer Starr. It is thought to come from the island of Lamu, a centre for trade where African, Arabian, Persian, European and Indian cultures came together for more than 1000 years. Its general form brings to mind Ethiopian seats, while the polychrome carnation and tulip decorations are reminiscent of the Ottoman style. These motifs were later adopted in Persian works.

Detailed description

Dimensions
Hors tout : H. 95.5 cm ; l. 51 cm ; P. 75 cm ; Pds 13.372kg
Materials
Bois peint

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Infos pratiques

Fermeture exceptionnelle de l'exposition Origines, les récits du monde jusqu'au 14 octobre inclus.

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