Pintu Pagar - 'Fence Door'

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Singapore
AD 20th century ~ AD 20th century
  • Type
    Architecture
  • Materials
    Gilded Wood (probably teak) and glass
  • Measurements
    H: 220 x W:114 x T:10
  • Creator name
    Unknown
  • Creator date
    Unknown
  • Where it was made
    Singapore
  • Time period
    AD 20th century ~ AD 20th century
  • Creation date
    Early 20th Century
  • Function
    Pintu Pagar was one of the two pairs of doors at the front of a traditional Peranakan house. It was one of the first things that a visitor to a Peranakan Chinese house would see and as such it was often seen as a visible symbol denoting the wealth of the household.
  • Acquisition
    This piece was acquired by the ACM in the year 2000 from a private collector. It was acquired because of its size and the quality of the carvings on it.
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