This luxurious piece of furniture is characteristic of the 17th century and reveals Indo-Portuguese influence. Beginning in the second half of the century, these small cabinets-on-stands (contador) appeared with typically Portuguese features: a raised body with numerous, apparently identical, drawers on top of its own table or stand. This piece, with a teak interior, has ten rectangular drawers that give the appearance of being sixteen. The use of the turn element, a Flemish influence, continued after the 17th century in the characteristic ‘buffets’ and ‘contadores’. The furniture of this period frequently used cast brass mounts.