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    Scratchwork Lacquer Pidha Chair from Punjab - Ca 1900

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    Trade & Wholesale

    Our origins are in wholesale, so from movies to restaurants, retailers to architects, we have a long history of supplying our trade clients with unusual and unique oriental furniture & decorative art. 

    Whether purchasing for resale or buying on behalf of a client, we offer trade discount pricing to:


  • Retail Stores
  • Interior Designers
  • Film & Photo Studios
  • Architects
  • Event Producers

  • For all trade and wholesale enquiries please email us with your contact and business name, company registration number & VAT number (if applicable) to enquiries@indigo-uk.com or call 01672 564722


    For full details, visit our Trade & Wholesale Page

    Prop Hire

    Looking for that one off iconic piece for an event or requiring props for a filming or a photography shoot? You will have seen our oriental antique furniture & decorative art in the James Bond films, The Golden Compass and many others.


    For all prop hire enquiries please send emails to enquiries@indigo-uk.com or call 01672 564722


    For full details, visit our Trade & Wholesale Page

    Scratchwork Lacquer Pidha Chair from Punjab - Ca 1900

    M891

    £895

    This lovely low lacquered chair is known as a pidha chair (low chair). It is from the Chiniot in the Punjab region of Pakistan. This is one of the best examples of the style we've seen in 45 years. It's deeply decorative and lacquered in layers of reds, yellows, blacks, and oranges. The particular use of black lacquering is specific to Chiniot although Chinot wares can be found across both the Pakistani & Indian Punjab regions and Rajasthan, usually in the form of lacquer boxes. Some of the best lacquerware comes from Chiniot and utilizes complex skills such as scratchwork. 

     

    Pidha chairs are found in both Pakistan & Western India (Rajasthan & Gujarat) in many varying styles. Traditionally, a new bird would sit on a pidha when visiting her new husband's house for the first time leading to their colloquial name of 'marriage chairs'. They were thereafter mostly decorative. 

    This pidha chair is woven with a leather seat and rope suggesting it was made for a Muslim community. Pidha chair seats are more commonly made with cotton rope.

      

    Dimensions:

    70 x 55 x 97 (wxdxh cms)

    Seat Height 19cm

     

    From India

    UK Delivery Charge - except Highlands & Islands £40
    More delivery options available at checkout

    Dimensions: W70 x D55 x H97 cm


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    This lovely low lacquered chair is known as a pidha chair (low chair). It is from the Chiniot in the Punjab region of Pakistan. This is one of the best examples of the style we've seen in 45 years. It's deeply decorative and lacquered in layers of reds, yellows, blacks, and oranges. The particular use of black lacquering is specific to Chiniot although Chinot wares can be found across both the Pakistani & Indian Punjab regions and Rajasthan, usually in the form of lacquer boxes. Some of the best lacquerware comes from Chiniot and utilizes complex skills such as scratchwork. 

     

    Pidha chairs are found in both Pakistan & Western India (Rajasthan & Gujarat) in many varying styles. Traditionally, a new bird would sit on a pidha when visiting her new husband's house for the first time leading to their colloquial name of 'marriage chairs'. They were thereafter mostly decorative. 

    This pidha chair is woven with a leather seat and rope suggesting it was made for a Muslim community. Pidha chair seats are more commonly made with cotton rope.

      

    Dimensions:

    70 x 55 x 97 (wxdxh cms)

    Seat Height 19cm

     

    From India

    UK Delivery Charge - except Highlands & Islands £40
    More delivery options available at checkout


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    • Guaranteed authenticity on all antique pieces (where dated)

    • Every item is in stock in the UK

    • We'll contact you to arrange a suitable delivery date

    • Hassle free returns

    • Free Click & Collect available on all pieces


    DISPATCH

    • - Non-furniture Delivery: 2-5 working days

    • - Furniture Delivery: Within 1 - 2 weeks

      (We'll call you to arrange a specific delivery date)

    DELIVERY

    • - Small items: £7.50

    • - Medium Sized items: £15

    • - Fragile Medium items: £20

    • - Small Furniture items: £40

    • - Furniture & Large Items: £80

    RETURNS

    • - Hassle Free Returns

    • - Return your order within 28 days for a full refund (excluding delivery charges)

    • - If you are not happy with your order, send it back with our delivery drivers. 

    • - Items must be returned in a resalable condition

    • - Collections can be arranged on request

    • Product Specific delivery charges visible above "Add to Basket" button and in Checkout (scroll up)

    • Additional charges may apply for deliveries to highlands, islands, out of area deliveries and collections. 

    • International Delivery: Please contact us for quotes on individual pieces at enquiries@indigo-uk.com, Livechat or calling +44 1672 564722

    Free UK mainland delivery on orders over £100 | Use code "DELIVERY" at checkout

    DISPATCH

    • - Non-furniture Delivery: 2-5 working days

    • - Furniture Delivery: Within 1 - 2 weeks

      (We'll call you to arrange a specific delivery date)

    • Free UK mainland delivery on orders over £100 | Use code "DELIVERY" at checkout

    RETURNS

    • - Hassle Free Returns

    • - Return your order within 28 days for a full refund (excluding delivery charges)

    • - Items must be returned in a resalable condition

    • - Collections can be arranged on request

    • Product Specific delivery charges visible above "Add to Basket" button and in Checkout (scroll up)

    • Additional charges may apply for deliveries to highlands, islands, out of area deliveries and collections. 

    • International Delivery: Please contact us for quotes on individual pieces

    Trade & Wholesale

    Our origins are in wholesale, so from movies to restaurants, retailers to architects, we have a long history of supplying our trade clients with unusual and unique oriental furniture & decorative art. 

    Whether purchasing for resale or buying on behalf of a client, we offer trade discount pricing to:


  • Retail Stores
  • Interior Designers
  • Film & Photo Studios
  • Architects
  • Event Producers

  • For all trade and wholesale enquiries please email us with your contact and business name, company registration number & VAT number (if applicable) to enquiries@indigo-uk.com or call 01672 564722


    For full details, visit our Trade & Wholesale Page

    Prop Hire

    Looking for that one off iconic piece for an event or requiring props for a filming or a photography shoot? You will have seen our oriental antique furniture & decorative art in the James Bond films, The Golden Compass and many others.


    For all prop hire enquiries please send emails to enquiries@indigo-uk.com or call 01672 564722


    For full details, visit our Trade & Wholesale Page

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