Cradle, anonymous, c. 1700

Cradle, anonymous, c. 1700

wood (plant material), h 89cm × w 135cm × d 63cm. More details

This cradle is an example of the luxurious furniture that was made in Asia for VOC officials. Its shape is European, but the Indian cabinetmaker used eastern materials, such as ebony and ivory. The decoration does not consist of floral motifs, as was customary for furniture, but rather Hindu figures, such as the makara, a fish-like mythical creature.

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