This Chinese-style blackwood square table is decorated with mother-of-pearl inlay. It belongs to a set of furniture that usually consists of eight chairs, four tea tables, two side-tables such as this piece and two long benches. In wealthy Peranakan families, furniture like these was usually given to daughters as part of their wedding trousseau.

Date/Period
Late 19th-early 20th centuries
Region
Penang
Dimension
Object size: H82.3 x W46 x D46 cm
Accession No.
1997-04812
Material
Wood
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Furniture