Fine Asian Furniture & Art
Circa: Late-Qing (Qing era 1644-1912CE)
Region: North China Dimensions: 55.5”w x 8'7"h x 20.25”d
Function: Top cabinet stored hats, bottom cabinet for wardrobe storage
Condition: Very good, few pieces of original brass replaced, wood work in excellent condition
The grandeur of this classical two-pieced Chinese cabinet rises up before you with the majesty and strength of a mountain.
The two doors exhibit floating panels (ice-panels) and are separated by a removable center stile. The apron's ‘gourd and vine’ relief carving depict gourds filled with seeds (symbolizing good prospects) and ancient bronze symbols. The relief carving is skillfully rounded.
Camphor’s insect resistance combined with warm and pleasing wood grain patterns, has made it practical for wardrobes and storage chests over the centuries. As the doors swing open your lungs fill with intense, fresh fragrance that does not diminish with time. The luxurious interior space with two drawers might hold your favorite wool and silk clothing, linens and stationary.