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UNDER THE TREE : THE WISH LIST | A1114

AUCTION | 24 NOVEMBER 2018, 11AM

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

Lot 44

A three-door brown and yellow narra cabinet with brass drawers

Early 20th century

Narra with brass

124 x 158.5 x 54 cm (48 3/4 x 62 1/2 x 21 1/4 in)

Quick Overview

A cousin to China’s beloved “Huang Hua Li”, Filipino narra is the country’s national wood; beloved by craftsmen for furniture-making and carving. It may surprise many to learn that the species of narra has four colors: not just in the usual red and yellow varieties — but also the rarer brown, and the most rare, white, variety.

The maker of this cabinet knew he had a fine and rare brown narra, carving panels with subtle raised edges placed as if artworks in the center of yellow narra frames.

The best of Filipino furniture has restraint and fine craftsmanship; this piece has both. The two-color scheme, subtly composed to show off the rare brown narra, sets off an asymmetrical arrangement of a trio of doors with drawers on top, creating a distinct furniture object, that, although large, has a quiet, tasteful presence.

Availability: In stock

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PHP 35,000 - 40,000
Item condition is available upon request

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