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Southeast Asian Furniture

Southeast Asian furniture is esteemed due to its quality, durability, and typically intriguing cultural provenance. Often, Southeast Asian furniture has a degree of cultural hybridity rarely seen in antique crafts. This is due to the many disparate cultures that have maintained a presence in the region through trade, travel, settlement, or colonization.

The Southeast Asian furniture produced during the arrival of the Dutch East India Company in the 17th century shows great cultural influence. As Dutch and Portuguese settlers arrived in Indonesia, they brought with them opulent furnishings from their native countries. These included large platters, chests, daybeds, and Baroque armoires. Local ateliers also created furniture pieces to meet the growing demand, resulting in furniture that displays elements of European, Middle Eastern, and Asian styles. This influence continues to define the aesthetic of Southeast Asian furniture today.


Quick Facts

  • Teak wood is indigenous to Southeast Asia and is prized for its durability, water resistance, and leather-like smell. It is highly sought after and popularly employed in the construction of luxury yachts and high-end Scandinavian furniture
  • Access to a wealth of raw materials from surrounding countries and inexpensive labor have helped make Vietnam a major producer of furniture and one of the largest suppliers to the United States
  • Southeast Asian furniture often features intricate carvings of Hindu and Buddhist deities as well as Polynesian accents

Recommended Items at Auction

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20th C. Singaporean Hand Carved Dining Table
Dec 10, 2:00 PM EST
20th C. Singaporean Hand Carved Dining Table
by Napoleon's Fine Art
Est: $1,000- $2,000
$5500 Bids
A Burmese red lacquer occasional table, 20th century,
Dec 08, 10:00 AM GMT
A Burmese red lacquer occasional table, 20th century,
by Cheffins
Est: £100- £200
£800 Bids
Pair of Elizabethan dance chairs, Philippines, 19th century
Dec 13, 5:00 PM CET
Pair of Elizabethan dance chairs, Philippines, 19th century
by Ansorena
Est: €105- €140
€700 Bids
SOUTHEAST ASIAN RAIN DRUM STYLE TABLE. RESIN FORM WITH RELIEF DESIGN. BLACK FINISH.
Dec 06, 10:00 AM EST
SOUTHEAST ASIAN RAIN DRUM STYLE TABLE. RESIN FORM WITH RELIEF DESIGN. BLACK FINISH.
by Uniques & Antiques
Est: $100- $140
$700 Bids
Comoda de Poste
Dec 03, 2:00 PM PST
Comoda de Poste
by Leon Gallery
Est: ₱800,000- ₱1,040,000
₱800,0000 Bids
TABLE BASSE
Dec 05, 2:00 PM CET
TABLE BASSE
by Tajan
Est: €600- €800
€5000 Bids
antique Indonesian bench in wood…
Dec 17, 11:00 AM CET
antique Indonesian bench in wood…
by DVC
Est: €200- €500
€2000 Bids
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TROIS PANNEAUX EN LAQUE Vietnam, XXe siècle
Dec 06, 2:00 PM CET
TROIS PANNEAUX EN LAQUE Vietnam, XXe siècle
by Artcurial
Est: €400- €600
€4000 Bids
Indonesian Dolphin Side Table
Dec 14, 10:00 AM EST
Indonesian Dolphin Side Table
by Material Culture
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
Vintage Singaporean Hand Carved 4 Panel Screen
Dec 10, 2:00 PM EST
Vintage Singaporean Hand Carved 4 Panel Screen
by Napoleon's Fine Art
Est: $1,200- $2,400
$7500 Bids
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DEUX PANNEAUX EN LAQUE ET COQUILLES D'ŒUF Vietnam, XXe siècle
Dec 06, 2:00 PM CET
DEUX PANNEAUX EN LAQUE ET COQUILLES D'ŒUF Vietnam, XXe siècle
by Artcurial
Est: €800- €1,200
€8000 Bids
meubels; Indonesische gestoken houten piëdestal met decor van slang en florale motieven, jaren '2
Dec 12, 7:00 PM CET
meubels; Indonesische gestoken houten piëdestal met decor van slang en florale motieven, jaren '2
by Veilinghuis Van Spengen
Est: €75- €150
€700 Bids
A vintage Balinese ebonised and mother-of-pearl inlaid door table
Dec 06, 2:00 PM GMT
A vintage Balinese ebonised and mother-of-pearl inlaid door table
by The Pedestal
Est: £600- £1,000
£3000 Bids
Vietnamese Hardwood Scholar's Table
Dec 08, 11:00 AM EST
Vietnamese Hardwood Scholar's Table
by Stair
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$5000 Bids
VIETNAM - XXe siècle
Dec 11, 2:00 PM CET
VIETNAM - XXe siècle
by OXIO
Est: €400- €500
€4000 Bids
An Indonesian Teak & Leather Upholstered Chair with Matching Footstool.
Dec 09, 6:00 PM AEDT
An Indonesian Teak & Leather Upholstered Chair with Matching Footstool.
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD500 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Southeast Asian Furniture


Artcurial

Artcurial

Napoleon's Fine Art

Napoleon's Fine Art

Stair

Stair

Weschler's

Weschler's