19th c. Straits Chinese Baba offering table box (chanab) for a sam kai offering table, Penang, Malacca, or Singapore. The primary structure with gilded openwork decoration depicting a court scene on one side and graceful plants on the other. The six-sided wooden box is carved, lacquered, and gilded with a detailed interior scene.
For an extremely similar example, see Ho Wing Meng, "Straits Chinese Furniture: a Collector's Guide," Singapore: Times Books International, 1994, p. 91.Table; Height: 8 in x width: 14 in x depth: 5 3/4 in. Cover; Height: 6 2/3 in x width: 14 in x depth: 5 1/2 in.
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