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The Throne Room, Government House, 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022AA/6

Scope and Contents

277x218mm. A view looking along the Throne Room from E. to W., with the throne and canopy at the left against the S. wall. This low, gilded seat was commonly reported to be the throne of Tippu Sultan, but Curzon argues persuasively (Curzon i, pp.103-104) that it was more likely to have been a seat for elephant riding. A line of chandeliers runs along the centre of the apartment and the rest of the room is furnished with low armchairs and tables. Before the mid-19th century durbars and levees were held in the upstairs Ball Room, and this room used for various other purposes. It became the Throne Room during the Viceroyalty of either Lord Elgin or Sir John Lawrence, (Curzon i, p.98, Massey p.45).


  • 1918


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2011-01-21 11:46:00+00:00

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