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Teak Armoire

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Teak armoire with stylized lotus motif, Indonesia

Price:$5,000
SKU: fou07101422400
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Description

This armoire is a masterpiece, notable for its exquisite workmanship and subtle decoration. It derives its basic form from the 18th century Dutch cabinetry that was adopted by Javanese royalty and the newly-rich merchant class. It was crafted in the area around Malang, a town in east Java.

The top edge of the armoire is carved with a spiral-like pattern. The two doors are divided into four equal rectangles, each outlined with garlands, creating a chevron, similar to a coat of arms. In the center of each, a stylized lotus flower is carved. This distinct piece of furniture dates to the mid 19th century and measures 72" tall x 44" wide x 19" deep.