Believe it or not, these chairs are actually known as X-Chairs. I tried to find out how these chairs originated but it was difficult when I did not even know the name for them. After many attempts of googling and keying in terms like traditional Indian chairs, old Indian chairs, antique chairs with no results, I finally tried, on a lark, x chairs, after the structure of the chair and voila! That was how I found out these chairs were also known as the curule or sella curullis, the dante chairs or Dantesca or the Savonarola chair.
As you can see, I am a little more than fascinated with these chairs and I have seen them in Indian Houses in interior design books and I really, really wanted them for my next project.
Imagine my utter delight when I spotted this at Ewa's blog, The Sunny Hours 1:12 Miniatures. I told her in no uncertain terms, I want, I want, I want.
I communicated with Ewa, sent her some pictures of some bone inlaid version , telling her that that was NOT what I want and that
this is what I want!
And of course, I got more than I wanted.
Not only did she make me the 2 x-chairs that I had commissioned with elaborate carvings on the legs and the tiniest, hardiest canvas for seats , she also built me this incredible side table to match them as a gift!
I think I may have discovered the new miniature furniture wonder in our midst. I have no doubt that Ewa will be very successful in her art, with orders coming out of her ears. That's why I have already placed my next commission for a slightly more complex chair.
Many of you know who this sweet lady is so she really needs no introduction from me but I still want my bragging rights to being her first patron -I think I am, am I , Ewa?-or that I discovered her first.
Ladies and gentlemen, meet Ewa, a really talented lady I believe will be the grandmaster builder of mini furniture! I know I will have the pleasure of meeting her in person really soon.