Red Gold Detailed High Lacquer 2 Door Butterfly Wedding Cabinet

£2,995.00 inc. Vat

A rare Chinese Butterfly Wedding Cabinet from Shanxi Province

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The classic Chinese red gold detailed painted/drawn cabinet has been restored and re-lacquered. The painting was drawn with real gold pigment. In Chinese pronunciation, the butterfly communicates with “Fu”, which means “Happiness is stacked.”  It is rare to acquire a piece of Wedding cabinet drawn with so many different types of beautiful butterflies.

In Chinese traditional culture since ancient times, butterflies have meant a happy marriage, wealth and auspiciousness, and sweet love. Butterflies dancing is another beautiful scene of life, which makes people feel warm and full of interest in life. Butterflies have been considered a symbol of love since ancient times. Butterflies were appreciated by people for their beauty in body, shape, colour, and love, and they have been chanted throughout the ages. Traditional Chinese literature often regards flying butterflies as a symbol of free love, a romantic legend, which shows people’s most free yearning and pursuit of love. Butterflies are loyal to couples and have only one partner in their lives. They are one of the representatives of loyalty in the insect world. Butterflies are regarded as symbols of good luck and beauty too. 

This piece is almost perfectly preserved. There is a secret compartment inside the bottom of the Cabinet.

Country of Origin
c.1920 Shanxi Province, China

Width 119cm x Depth 54cm x Height 182cm

Solid wood

Care instructions
Clean with a soft cloth
Keep away from heat sources and direct sunlight

Delivery details
You are always welcome to come to pick the goods up at our store or our warehouse in Bristol free charge.

Goods will be usually dispatched within 5 working days after the payment has been received
Delivery Cost within mainland UK- £60.00

Due to the size and weight of this item, it is despatched using our bespoke furniture courier service delivered on a mutually convenient day. 

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Additional information

Weight 60 kg
Dimensions 119 × 54 × 182 cm