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The Lord Raffles Lion Throne Chair
Item#AF1038
Hand-carved mahogany signature piece is an investment in European style
You've come to expect the unexpected from Design Toscano, and so we've purposely outdone ourselves by combing the Gothic castles of Europe to bring you this exquisite Medieval antique replica throne chair! Originally created for Lord Thomas Stamford Raffles, who founded the British colony of Singapore, it features deep, large-scale solid mahogany hand-carvings of royal court symbols and massive growling lion heads that require over a week of work by a single artisan. The 8-way spring tied seats and deeply cushioned backs are hand-upholstered and double piped on both sides in a heraldic jacquard of aristocratic gold, burgundy, and navy. Our regal Gothic throne is topped by an ornate hand-carved mahogany coat of arms as an investment in fine European styling. Impressive paired or individually.
36"Wx37"Dx68"H. 86 lbs.
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Now: $1,999.00
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  • Upholstered front and back
  • Double welt corded trim
  • Eight-way tied seat
  • Carved crest designs on top of back and below seat
  • Arm height from floor is 29.5"
  • Sir Stamford Raffles

    On first seeing Singapore, which was then a small fishing village, Raffles, a particularly forward-looking and benevolent agent of the East India Company, grasped its potential as an entrepot (or trans-shipment) port. He thereupon purchased the island for the East India Company from the Sultan of Johor and invited Chinese and Indians to immigrate to the new town, thus inaugurating Singapore's present multi-cultural society. During the short time that Raffles visited Singapore, he founded a girl's school and other institutions.

    Unfortunately, his wife and children died there from illness, and shortly after his return to England he died of a brain tumor, having lost his fortune when a bank in India crashed. Some months before his death, the British government refused a pension for Raffles, one the most important, as well as most benign, creators of the British Empire.

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