Decorated Shanxi Wedding Cabinet

Decorated Shanxi Wedding Cabinet

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This delightful wedding cabinet is a shining example of the famously produced armoires from Shanxi province during the mid 19th century. As the name suggests they were given as part of a wedding settlement by the bride's family, along with the silks and other gifts that were placed inside.

Unusually this cabinet remains in its original condition, finished in a red lacquer and boasting its original decoration in gold - beautiful 'miao jin' style gilded paintings that depict a village landscape of trees, rivers and houses. The paintings are now quite faded, with the delicate gold worn in many areas to leave only the more durable black under tones, but the overall pattern can still be made out. Further decorative patterns depicting simple floral designs can be found at the bottom panel and on the outer frame.

The brass circular hardware is also old and along with the other original characteristics this piece makes quite a rare acquisition and a charming statement piece to include in a bedroom or living area.


W110.0 x H162.0 x D52.0 cm



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19th Century


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