One of a set of six late 17th to early 18th century Dutch colonial chairs, the frames of richly carved ebony from the Coromandel coast of south-east India. Pierced cresting carved with scrolls, fabulous birds with ivory eyes and winged angels. Uprights surmounted with two birds. Arcaded back with spiral turned colonettes. Spiral turned legs and stretchers. Seats covered with red cut velvet.