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A two-door Neo-Gothic narra and molave cabinet

UNDER THE TREE : THE WISH LIST | A1114

AUCTION | 24 NOVEMBER 2018, 11AM

PREVIEW | 15-23 NOVEMBER 2018, 10AM-6PM

Lot 42

A narra and molave slatted gallinera table

20th century, Luzon

Red narra

48 x 108.5 x 52.5 cm (18 3/4 x 42 3/4 x 20 1/2 in)

Quick Overview

A piece of uniquely Filipino furniture, this table was essential in the kitchens of large houses In the days before refrigeration. Akin to the popular Gallinera (“chicken sofa”) this table temporarily housed chickens — gathered from outdoor gardens & placed in the slatted area underneath the table top — until the household cook would instruct domestic helpers to butcher the chickens for cooking.

Solidly constructed of rich Red Narra, the slatted base & four legs reveal carefully fluted grooves that add an unexpectedly elegant surface articulation to such a uniquely Filipino domestic furniture form.

Availability: In stock

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PHP 45,000 - 50,000
Item condition is available upon request

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