Large Shanxi Painted Armoire
Large Shanxi Painted Armoire
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About this item
This imposing, extraordinary, painted armoire would make a fabulous statement piece in a large living area given it's impressive size and proportions.
Originating from Shanxi province, circa 1860 this stunning piece still boasts its original red lacquer finish and paintings. The paintings on the doors and outer panels are now less vibrant than they once were but still clearly visible, depicting flowers, birds, butterflies and blossom in now muted browns. Also there are inscriptions in Chinese characters painted just below the shelf and on the bottom apron - most likely messages for good fortune to the recipient of the cabinet or details of when and where it was presented. The artist's 'chop' is also still visible towards the top left of the cabinet. The top shelf is framed with wonderful open carvings that include a central long life symbol and a bat (symbolising good fortune) at each corner.
The style of this cabinet is know as 'wanli' in Chinese, with an open shelf section above the doors, these are dressed with heavy brass hardware. Inside the cabinet there are two removable shelves, as well as a third plank shelf that sits over the 'hidden compartment' at the bottom.
This is an extremely large, heavy unique piece and it the right setting it will certainly be a conversation starter. Please be sure to check access before ordering and call us to discuss delivery options.
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Large Furniture: £49, allow up to 2-3 weeks
Small Furniture: £35, allow up to 2-3 weeks
Small Items: £15, allow up to 3-5 days
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