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Portugese Colonial Armchair, presumably Brasil

Portugese Colonial Armchair, presumably Brasil

This chair is carved from Jacaranda wood an exclusive tropical hardwood species. The origin of this species is located in the rain forests of Brazil. It is a heavy and hard type of wood with a brown to dark brown colour with a red glow.
Brazil was a Portuguese colony from the sixteenth century. In the eighteenth century many Portuguese moved to Brazil. There are still more than half a million Portuguese living in Brazil. In 1822, Brazil declared independence.
Portuguese furniture of the period exhibits strong French or English influences. This specific chair has a significant colonial influence and is probably made in Brazil.

Portugese Colonial Armchair, presumably Brasil
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ca. 1750
89 x 66 x 62 cm

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