Chinese cabinets were functional objects as well as works of art and came in various shapes, sizes, forms, and designs to hold a variety of objects, often in pairs symbolizing double-happiness. This fine lacquered cabinet is.
It is a showcase example of Chinese furniture distinguished by the beauty of the material and the simplicity of form reduced to flowing smooth lines and simple, extremely well constructed joinery. The measurements are 51.5 inches in length by 21.5 inches deep by 77 inches in height (130.8 cm by 54.6 cm by 195.5). It is in very good used condition, with wear consistent to a dating to the late 18th / early 19th century. Importantly, it is an intact, original piece. It has a fine provenance coming from an important U.
This is a rare and beautiful piece, excellent for todays décor, and a unique opportunity for a collector of fine antique furniture to adorn either an office or home, while savoring the culture, traditions and lifestyle of Chinese civilization. It is available either as a single cabinet or more importantly as a pair (see separate listing), which as indicated is a symbol of double-happiness. Our goal is to bring the same experience and excitement of collecting that we have been delivering in-person to collectors across the Globe at Primitive in Chicago. Every object we sell online has been carefully hand-selected with special attention to detail, quality, and significance.
The item "FINE ANTIQUE CHINESE SHANXI LACQUERED ELM WOOD CABINET WARDROBE LATE 18TH C" is in sale since Friday, January 15, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Cabinets". The seller is "gjpaw" and is located in Chicago, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.