Chinese Qing Dynasty Shanxi Wedding Cabinet with Original Red Lacquer
DimensionsW: 46.75" | D: 21.75" | H: 71"
A Chinese Qing Dynasty period Shanxi wedding cabinet from the 19th century with original red lacquer and hand-painted floral décor. Created in the North-Eastern province of Shanxi during the Qing dynasty in the 19th century, this wedding cabinet features a linear silhouette perfectly complimented by its original red lacquer. Adorned with a faint floral décor with various objects such as vases raised on pedestals, the façade showcases two doors fitted with a traditional lock, opening to reveal an inner shelf with two drawers and a hidden compartment concealed under a removable panel. Chinese Wedding cabinets often housed wedding gifts or the dowry of a new bride. They were traditionally given as a gift by their parents for the couple moving into their new home. Most original wedding cabinets have a single shelf and two drawers.
Raised on four straight legs with carved apron in the front and side stretchers, this 19th century Qing Dynasty period red lacquer Shanxi cabinet will bring a touch of exotic elegance to any bedroom, living room or foyer.
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