Black Painted Shanxi Wedding Cabinet

Black Painted Shanxi Wedding Cabinet

Black Painted Shanxi Wedding Cabinet

£2,495.00
Service fee
Info icon
£74.85
Delivery fee for 
£49.00*
*This is an estimated delivery price

For this location please request a delivery quote from the seller

Delivering from
Greengates, United Kingdom
Estimated delivery time
Less than one week
Collection
Collection available ✓
Additional delivery info for seller

The above information is an estimate only, and is based upon front-door delivery. Final rates vary by destination and complexity. To get an accurate delivery quote suited to your needs, please request a quote

About this item

The once bright paintings on this large Shanxi cabinet have faded to soft, autumnal oranges and greens against the black lacquer surface. The finish and paintings are original, though newly lifted with a shiny clear varnish over the surface. The cabinet is a good example of the painted furniture of Shanxi province, with pieces like this often referred to as 'wedding cabinets' as they were given as part of a bride's dowry, loaded with fine silks and fabrics. Usually in red or black like this one, they would be painted with various designs often incorporating bronzes and vase of flowers that would denote the wealth and status of the benefactor. The doors here, fitted with new circular hardware to replace the lost original, are slotted directly into the cabinet frames with wooden dowels, giving a larger, purer canvas for the beautiful paintings. The inside includes two removable shelves along with a further removable board at the bottom which gives access to a 'secret' section behind the bottom panel.

Dimensions

W119.0 x H178.0 x D53.0

Condition

Used

Wear condition

Good

Brand/manufacturer

unknown

Date of manufacture

1920s

Place of origin

China

Period

Early 20th Century

Seller

VAT status

Seller is VAT registered

SKU

56513254
Icon shield blue
Choose from over 1,700 Vinterior trusted dealers
Icon padlock blue
100% secure payment by card or using your device

Payment methods supported by Vinterior

Icon tick blue
Direct communication with dealers and customer service