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A fine coromandel wood miniature cupboard

 

Sri Lanka, 18th century

H. 89.5 x W. 60.5 x D. 28.8 cm

This entire four-door miniature cupboard is made of the finest coromandel wood and has an arched pediment with a carving of an exotic face with plumes. These pieces of miniature furniture presumably were showpieces as well as toys for the wealthy Dutch or Indo-Dutch women to collect their little treasures in.