Hardwood cupboard

This hardwood European-style design cupboard belonged to Mr. Eric Alfred’s father-in-law’s family. The cupboard was made in Johor and is a representation of the locally-made hardwood furniture produced in the early 20th century. Mr. Alfred was the ex-curator of Zoology at the Raffles Library and Museum (1957-1967) and the ex-acting Director of the National Museum of Singapore (1967-1973). His father-in-law’s family was from Ceylon. They first moved to Malaya and eventually settled in Singapore before the war.

Date/Period
Early-mid 20th century
Region
Singapore and Malaysia
Dimension
Object size: H200.4 x W118.5 x D54.4 cm
Accession No.
2009-02971
Material
Hardwood
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Eric Alfred
Category
Furniture