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Butterfly Chair: The relaxed butterfly-shaped seat and folding frame are direct descendents from the classic 19th century British colonial campaign chair. Cover is natural 100% linen and removes for easy cleaning. Hand assembled, solid oak frame collapses into a neat, compact bundle when you're ready to move camp.

A curved entry staircase is a traditional design element in British Colonial architecture and steps up to a formal living room dressed in shades of white. Charleston Home By Beau Clowney of Beau Clowney Design

British Colonial basket, burlap pillows, love the long bolster type pillow, maybe for bird print on daybed???

J'adore Decor: British Colonial West Indies Style - Part II

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British Colonial writing desk - great legs

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For additional information on BCSD I recommend "Island Life" by India Hicks and her partner, David Flint Wood. Ms. Hicks is the daughter of renowned designer David Hicks. This former bridesmaid of Lady Diana Spencer is also the maternal granddaughter of Lord Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of the British Indian Empire. She truly possesses British Colonial design savvy.


British colonial up-do with ringlets

High ceilings and fans with wide blades are commonplace in British Colonial decor. Their original purpose was to help keep the open and airy spaces cool. Notice the plantation chairs with their sloped backs and low seats. This design exemplifies West Indies style.

Sense and Simplicity: 11 Elements of British Colonial Decor in India

Wilberforce was a British politician and abolitionist who worked tirelessly to abolish the slave trade. The British Slavery Abolition Act outlawing slavery in Great Britain and all colonies was passed three days before his death in 1833.

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British Colonial shop cabinet, India c. 1880-1900. Faded teak wood, with sliding glass doors to both top and bottom.

Stools placed next to a window provide great seating for enjoying the view without blocking it for the rest of the room. These little stools are very ornate and make me think of a British colonial home in Africa.

The Dutch captured the British colony of Suriname during the Second Anglo-Dutch War(1667), and it was developed as a plantation slave society. It was a primary destination for the Dutch slave trade, yet unusually it never experienced a general slave rebellion. The regime was one of extreme and deliberate brutality, even by the standards of the time.

Kwame Nkrumah, the visionary and liberator. Gave Ghana independence from their colonial masters, the British!

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Wealthy merchant's home, India, 1880 (source: Bombay Photo Images) {via Gracie-Sense And Simplicity }

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