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.