This blackwood table was the type of furniture that was found in the homes of rich Peranakans at the turn of the century in Penang. They display fine wood-working skills and decorations in the form inlaid mother-of-pearl. Even though they are distinctively Peranakan, furniture such as this, was specially made to order from China.

Date/Period
Late 19th-early 20th centuries
Region
China
Dimension
Object size: H84.5 x Dia 102 cm
Accession No.
1997-04814
Material
Blackwood, mother of pearl
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Furniture

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