Blackwood chair

This is an example of a blackwood chair with 'cloud marble' set in. The Penang Babas were fond of 'cloud marble' or what the Chinese term - 'yun shi'. This chair, which comes in a set of four with a spring table, features prunus motifs carved onto the sides. The set dates to the early 20th century and was probably imported from China. The spring table was often placed in the wedding chamber. Ceremonial silver and porcelain, which were often placed on it, were used in the first meal between the bride and bridegroom.

Date/Period
Early 20th century
Region
Penang
Dimension
Object size: H:44 x Dia:28.3 cm
Accession No.
2007-55874
Material
Blackwood, marble
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Furniture