National Geographic : 1932 Nov
BRIGHT PAGES FROM AN ASIATIC TRAVEL LOG © National Geographic Society Finlay Direct Color Photograph by Maynard Uwen Williams THE MODERN SUCCESSOR OF THE PEACOCK THRONE In 1665, Tavernier, French jeweler to Indian princes, described the Peacock Throne at Delhi. In 1739, Nadir Shah carried it to Persia. Behind this modern throne in the Gulistan Palace in Tehran is another, said to contain parts of the famous Mogul throne, across which two peacocks spread wide their jeweled tails, inlaid with $30,000,000 worth of rubies, emeralds and pearls. The fate of the original throne is one of the mysteries of the East.