Red Lacquer Armoire With Gold Paintings

Red Lacquer Armoire With Gold Paintings

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This charming, large Chinese armoire is from Shanxi province, circa 1770 and is finished in a classic red and gold which are colours believed to bring good luck in China. The gold painted decoration evidenced here is known as 'miao jin' in Chinese and was a technique that was common in Shanxi and has almost certainly been retouched in places at some point during the cabinet's lifetime but still looks stunning. The decoration is made up of various flower vases, bronzes and other valuable possessions. The outer panels are decorated with circular long life symbols and this is repeated in the wonderful relief carving on the bottom apron, where it is flanked by stylised dragons.

When first produced over 200 years ago, it would have included just the upper doors, but the lower panel has been adapted more recently to add extra doors for more practical access to the lower part of the cabinet.
The upper doors are fitted with round brass hardware which is not original but in keeping with the original. There is a removable shelf inside the top section.

A beautiful cabinet that oozes history, character and charm to make a fantastic accent piece in a modern home.


W139.0 x H190.0 x D57.0 cm



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18th Century and Earlier


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