Chest of drawers

Unknown author17th century

Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro

Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro

This Indo-Portuguese medium-sized chest of drawers consists of two parts, one on top of the other, supported by four pierced feet carved in the shape of Jatayu, a mythical bird, characteristic of this type of furniture. The decoration in ebony on teak is predominately botanical, and is densely distributed over the entire surface of the piece, including the back and interior of the lid of the chest.

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  • Title: Chest of drawers
  • Creator: Unknown author
  • Date Created: 17th century
  • Location: Machado de Castro National Museum, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Physical Dimensions: 97 cm x 101 cm x 56 cm
  • Provenance: Unknown
  • Type: Furniture
  • Rights: Photo: DGPC/ADF - Photographic Documentation Archive
  • Medium: Ebony on teak