Grey High Lacquer 2 Drawer and 2 Door Cabinet With Carved Panels


A charming piece from Xi’an city, Shanxi Province

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An original old two doors and 2 drawers cabinet has been restored to its old day glory. The piece has 2 carved panels on each side of the whole piece. The carved partners are the sea waves which represent the wishes that the members of the family could get a job in the Imperial service.  In Chinese the sounds of sea waves made up are pronounced 潮 cháo, which is the same as 朝 cháo ‘Imperial court’ and so waves symbolise a wish for a higher status in society in the past. This piece possibly was made for an official family in Xi’an City. The frames on this piece including the door frames were orginally shaped in half-round, which shows the dedication of the old Chinese carpentry.

Country of Origin
c.1910 Xi’an, China

Width 101cm x Depth 40cm x Height 89cm

Solid wood

Care Instructions
Clean with a soft cloth
Keep away from heat sources or direct sunlight

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Additional information

Weight 30 kg
Dimensions 101 × 40 × 89 cm