‘Linenfold’ sideboard designed by Khai Liew

Made by Liew, Khai in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 2007.

Khai Liew (born 1952) is an Adelaide-based furniture designer/maker whose beautifully honed aesthetic draws on his Malaysian-Chinese background, his love of mid-century Danish furniture and his fascination for 19th-century Australian vernacular furniture.

Born in Malaysia, Liew fled the country in the wake of the anti-Chinese riots in 1969 and in the mid 1970s established a business in Adelaide selling Australian colonial furniture. His knowledge of construction techniques developed during thes...


Sideboard, 'Linenfold', English limewood / metal / plastic, designed by Khai Liew, Adelaide, South Australia, 2007

A sideboard made in English limewood consisting of a horizontal rectangular cabinet with four doors, each door featuring a carved decorative panel in the shape of two trapezoids. The whole sideboard is supported by four chamfered legs which are positioned directly under the middle of the doors at each end.


788 mm
460 mm


The 'Linenfold' cabinet was designed by Adelaide-based designer Khai Liew in 2007 and made by cabinetmakers working under his direction.
Liew, Khai 2007


Purchased with funds from The Powerhouse Foundation, 2007
6 September, 2007

Cite this Object

'Linenfold' sideboard designed by Khai Liew 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 11 December 2017, <https://ma.as/375290>
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