Auctions is pleased to offer for sale a gorgeous antique painted and lacquered Chinese Cabinet. It is beautifully crafted from elm wood and originates from Shanxi Province in China, famous for the finest furniture made during the Qing dynasty. 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 painted and lacquered side cabinet is.Square-cornered with two doors, and is decorated with butterfly motifs set in a traditional Chinese landscape. 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 27.75 inches in length by 17 inches deep by 31.5 inches in height (70.4 cm by 43.1 cm by 80.0). It is in very good used condition, with wear consistent to a dating to the late 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 PAINTED LACQUERED ELM WOOD CABINET CHINA LATE 19TH C" is in sale since Monday, November 11, 2019. 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.