Tutankhamun. An extremely rare pair of stunning 1920's Egyptian revival armchairs, a copy of the most spectacular of all the six chairs found in Tutankhamun's tomb. The original when found by Howard Carter was wrapped with sheets of gold and silver and then inlaid with an array of semi-precious stones, faience and coloured glass, which together were worked into a wealth of symbolic and decorative elements. Finely detailed lion's legs support the chair, while the arm panels take the form of winged uraei (or cobras) surmounted by the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt. Partially visible is the exquisitely rendered chair back, which depicts Queen Ankhesenamun anointing her husband beneath the life-giving rays of the sun disc.
Circa late 1920's.