See the punkah hanging from the ceiling above the table. This is attached to a rope which an Indian servant (probably sitting outside on the porch) will pull, so that the punkah sways, creating a breeze in the warm room.
British Colonial: Inspired by the arrival of British colonists in the West Indies, this style combines the tropical and animal motifs of the Caribbean with a simplified Victorian elegance. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images