Mid Sized Cabinet In Red Lacquer

Mid Sized Cabinet In Red Lacquer

Service fee
Info icon
Delivery fee for 
*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 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

This lovely, old red lacquer cabinet was made during the mid 19th century and provides a slice of Chinese history. Its original red lacquer finish has worn over time and restored with a new varnish. The doors have Chinese characters painted in gold that would have been added more recently - most likely during the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s.

Many old and antique pieces of furniture were destroyed during China's turbulant recent history, as they were seen as being part of the 'Four Olds' that were denounced by the Communist Party. In order to protect favoured furniture, families would often paint over old pieces to make them look newer or less valuable, or in order to avoid the wrath of the local authorities. In this case the characters added essentially translate as 'Protect The Homeland' - a nationalist slogan that was obviously enough to save the cabinet from the furnace.

Two new handles and two removable shelves inside have been more recently added, making this a great cabinet for storing for glasses and bottles, or use as a general storage cabinet for books and keepsakes - it will certainly create a talking point amongst friends.


W115.0 x H147.0 x D50.0 cm



Wear condition


Date of manufacture


Place of origin



19th Century


VAT status

Seller is VAT registered


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