Celebration chair belonging to the late Sheikh Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani
20th century
Object Name: Chair
Period: 20th century
Date: 1949-1974
Dimensions: 1420 mm (H) x 725 mm (L) x 633 mm (W)
Medium: wood,velvet,copper,paint,iron,polyurethane,jute
Registration Number: QNM.2011.833.1
Commissioned by the late Sheikh Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani, ruler of Qatar from 1949-1960, this gold-plated wood and red velvet chair was manufactured in India in the year 1935. The chair was used by Sheikh Ali for official events and celebrations, including the visit of King Saud bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia to Qatar in 1954.
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