Probably Singapore, late 19th or early 20th century
National Museum of Singapore [XXXX-11452]
Specially-made wooden stands supported the frames on which the embroidery fabric was stretched to keep it taut while sewing. They often had built-in drawers for needlework equipment. This stand must have belonged to a keen beader, for its drawers contained an array of samplers and small containers of beads and tinsel.