Shanxi Altar Cabinet, Chinese Antique

Shanxi Altar Cabinet, Chinese Antique

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This stunning altar cabinet is a lovely example of elm furniture produced from Shanxi province in the late 19th century, with its beautiful wide grain that is clearly visible on the two doors, upper drawers and panels eitherside.
The raised 'flanges' at each end of the surface top suggest that the cabinet would have been used for offerings to ancestors and valuable storage within the Chinese home.

The highly decorative spandrels at either side are in beautifully carved relief showing stylised dragons in a design that was common in Qing period furniture. The central, circular hardware is original however it is evident that the drawer handles have been since replaced as markings of where the original hardware once were is still visible.

Use today as a lovely sideboard and storage cabinet in a dining room or living area.


W154.0 x H92.0 x D43.0 cm



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19th Century


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