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.
HISTORICAL CONTEXT QATAR
These galleries present pivotal moments in Qatar's modern history, from 1500s to the present. These moments have made Qatar into the nation that we know today. Discover the leaders who have guided their people, the battles and events that have defined the nation and Qatar's vision for the future. The history of the nation unfolds through letters, newspapers, maps, artefacts, stamps, currency, historical photographs and testimonies of the people. They are witnesses to his crucial period, which continues to shape the development of the country and to enrichthe collective memory of the Qatari people.