This blackwood chair kidney-shaped seat 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 in China.

Date/Period
Late 19th-early 20th centuries
Region
China
Dimension
Object size: H100.5 x W66 x D49 cm
Accession No.
1997-04811
Material
Wood
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Furniture