Ethiopian armchair, Djimma

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Exceptional and rare armchair with rounded openwork backrest resting on a tripod console base

Very beautiful old patina of use obtained by the repeated application of a mixture of oils

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Jimma region, Ethiopia

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Provenance: Private collection, France

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Inspired by the traditional form of the tripod stool common to all of East Africa, this type of seat was used during the enthronement of a new chief.

Sitting on his throne for seven days, he received gifts from his subjects before being proclaimed king

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