Porter Maharaja Hand-carved Solid Sheesham Chair (India)

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ITEM# 17702576
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    ITEM#: 17702576

    Constructed with solid, sustainable Sheesham wood, the Taos Maharaja Chair is intricately hand-carved and carefully hand joined using techniques from the Indus Valley Civilization of the Himalayas. Steeped the ancient techniques and quality craftsmanship of the Indus Valley Civilization, each piece is hand crafted from solid wood and then carefully hand joined. Unique graining and color are natures signature on this solid wood collection. Each imperfection makes the piece unique, and brings with it the joy in owning a true one-of-a-kind piece. Sheesham, also known as Indian Rosewood, is a sustainably harvested wood grown on government plantations in India. This beautiful exotic hardwood features a distinctive grain and color which means every piece is one-of-kind. All our sheesham wood furniture is handmade by artisans using old world techniques, using legally sourced wood.

    • Crafted in and Imported from India
    • Solid Sheesham Wood Construction
    • Hand Carved and Hand Joined by Skilled Artisans and Craftspeople
    • Sustainable sheesham wood (aka Indian Rosewood, sissoo, sisu, sheesham, tahli, Tali, Irugudujava, or Jag)
    • Dimensions: 27 inches high x 23 inches wide x 27 inches deep
    • Weight: 37 lbs


    Story Behind the Art:

    We travel the world searching for unique, soulful pieces that tell a story. This one-of-a-kind piece was handcrafted in the desert of Rajasthan by Indian artisans. Painstakingly made by hand, our craftspeople are carrying on age old traditions passed down from generation to generation. We are dedicated to helping artisans connect with people who appreciate the beauty of their furniture. Launched in 2006, Porter International Designs was founded by a husband and wife team based in Portland, Oregon. Together they travel the world working with talented crafts people to design unique, quality furniture. Porter believes furniture should look great and feel great, so we put extra care into making sure each piece is crafted for optimum comfort. In a world of mass-produced products, we create timeless pieces you wont find everywhere else. Porter believes everyone should have well designed, quality furniture that fits your lifestyle and makes your house a home.

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    Specs

    Features
    Style Bohemian & Eclectic, Traditional, Urban, Vintage
    Material Wood
    Finish Natural Finish
    Chair Type Accent Chairs, Arm Chairs, Dining Chairs, Side Chairs
    Print Solid
    Assembly Assembled
    Color Brown
    Depth 25 to 29 Inches
    Height Under 30 Inches
    Product Features Handmade
    Width Under 25 Inches
    Worldstock Worldstock
    Dimensions 27 inches high x 23 inches wide x 27 inches deep
    Model Number 01-80-06-1108N
    Country of Origin India
    • Verified Purchase

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      I love, love, love this chair. Maybe not everyone's taste and certainly not the kind of chair one wants to curl up in to read a good book or watch tv. It is, though, as one reviewer put it, surprisingly comfortable for a wooden chair. I put a not-too-thick cushion on the seat which is almost a shame since the wooden seat is lovely. This is an excellent choice for an entryway or accent chair. Do put it in full view! I was concerned about any damages due to shipping but it was packed expertly and arrived in perfect condition.

    • Beautiful!
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      Absolutely worth it. And no assembly. Plus, the chair is somehow comfortable even though it looks like it may not be. Gorgeous sheesham wood. The carving is meticulously done. And the little spindles you see all rotate, so if you're fussy (like me), you can move them to feature the darker variations in the wood against lighter pieces. The only thing I don't love is that the two filled screw holes where the artisans attach the legs/sides are covered with wood filler that isn't a great match. May figure out something to do to keep that from jumping out at me, but I don't think the average person would notice. Lovely one-of-a-kind chair.

    • Verified Purchase

      These chairs are amazing! Each one is slightly different and the workmanship is very detailed. They provide a great way to tie different colors of wood together in a "great room" setting. I used two of these chairs in a bistro set arrangement to tie in my kitchen cabinet wood with my darker wood living room area. Pricey, but worth it!

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      FIVE STARS FOR BEAUTY ONLY!!! The chair is beautiful. Unfortunately, you can see the glue where both arms are attached in the front of the chair. You can also see every nailhead in the chair. I sat down in it and when I got up the back of my top was snagged in it. There was a piece of coarse wood or glue sticking out of the groove. I had to touch up many spots. There are still some rough spots on the seat that need a light sanding, but I’m sure that will take away the beautiful finish? 3 Star rating for chips/rough spots/glue visible.

    • Absolutely stunning!
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      This is a solid and artistic piece of furniture! Well worth the price! It arrived in pristine condition. I am considering ordering additional chairs.

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      I ordered two and one arrived with a split in the wood, but overstock handled the return very well. Extremely solid and comfortable, with a wide seat and smooth finish.

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    • Verified Purchase

      Unique, beautiful and comfortable. Love it !!

    • Verified Purchase

      Beautiful chair, very unique and very detailed

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      Absolutely beautiful, sturdy, well made and comfortable. Cannot say how much I love this chair. I tried it with cushions, but it's too nice to cover it up.

    • Verified Purchase

      It's very heavy and solid; well-made. It also looks exactly like the picture. There are a few rough spots in the laquer that could use sanding but nothing serious. Probably a few wipes with ultra-fine steel wool would do the trick. For the price it's a great value and I think it looks stunning. You definitely need to get cushions because it's uncomfortable without.

    • Verified Purchase

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      I love, love, love this chair. Maybe not everyone's taste and certainly not the kind of chair one wants to curl up in to read a good book or watch tv. It is, though, as one reviewer put it, surprisingly comfortable for a wooden chair. I put a not-too-thick cushion on the seat which is almost a shame since the wooden seat is lovely. This is an excellent choice for an entryway or accent chair. Do put it in full view! I was concerned about any damages due to shipping but it was packed expertly and arrived in perfect condition.

    • Verified Purchase

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      FIVE STARS FOR BEAUTY ONLY!!! The chair is beautiful. Unfortunately, you can see the glue where both arms are attached in the front of the chair. You can also see every nailhead in the chair. I sat down in it and when I got up the back of my top was snagged in it. There was a piece of coarse wood or glue sticking out of the groove. I had to touch up many spots. There are still some rough spots on the seat that need a light sanding, but I’m sure that will take away the beautiful finish? 3 Star rating for chips/rough spots/glue visible.

    • Verified Purchase

      These chairs are amazing! Each one is slightly different and the workmanship is very detailed. They provide a great way to tie different colors of wood together in a "great room" setting. I used two of these chairs in a bistro set arrangement to tie in my kitchen cabinet wood with my darker wood living room area. Pricey, but worth it!

    • Verified Purchase

      Beautiful chair, very unique and very detailed

    • Verified Purchase

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      Absolutely beautiful, sturdy, well made and comfortable. Cannot say how much I love this chair. I tried it with cushions, but it's too nice to cover it up.

    • Verified Purchase

      beautiful chair, but the upper back has separated at the arm rest.

    • Verified Purchase

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      I ordered two and one arrived with a split in the wood, but overstock handled the return very well. Extremely solid and comfortable, with a wide seat and smooth finish.

      This user was entered into a sweepstakes after submitting their honest review.

    • Verified Purchase

      It's very heavy and solid; well-made. It also looks exactly like the picture. There are a few rough spots in the laquer that could use sanding but nothing serious. Probably a few wipes with ultra-fine steel wool would do the trick. For the price it's a great value and I think it looks stunning. You definitely need to get cushions because it's uncomfortable without.

    • Verified Purchase

      Unique, beautiful and comfortable. Love it !!

    • Absolutely stunning!
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      This user earned $5.00 in rewards for writing this review.Learn More

      This is a solid and artistic piece of furniture! Well worth the price! It arrived in pristine condition. I am considering ordering additional chairs.

    • Beautiful!
      Verified Purchase

      Absolutely worth it. And no assembly. Plus, the chair is somehow comfortable even though it looks like it may not be. Gorgeous sheesham wood. The carving is meticulously done. And the little spindles you see all rotate, so if you're fussy (like me), you can move them to feature the darker variations in the wood against lighter pieces. The only thing I don't love is that the two filled screw holes where the artisans attach the legs/sides are covered with wood filler that isn't a great match. May figure out something to do to keep that from jumping out at me, but I don't think the average person would notice. Lovely one-of-a-kind chair.

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    Questions & Answers

    • Q:

      "Why did you choose this product?"

      • A:

        Beautiful and fits my decor.

      • A:

        We have two of these at our cottage and love them so much that we ordered an additional set for our home.

      • A:

        High quality, skillful craftsmanship, and aesthetic beauty all in a surprisingly comfortable chair.

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    • Q:

      "How wide is the seat only (not counting the arms of the chair?)"

      • A:

        The seat is 21 inches wide.

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