Gilt Black Lacquer Cabinet

1820
$5,280 USD
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Dimensions
W: 51.5" D: 21.25" H: 81.5"
Materials
Pigment
Northern Elmwood
Lacquer
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
CSR001
Estimated Shipping
$588

With its commanding scale and simple silhouette, this grand Qing-dynasty cabinet offered the perfect canvas for elaborate decoration. The expansive doors are lavishly decorated with gilt scenery depicting palatial courtyard buildings in a lush mountainous landscape. A brilliant gold when first applied, the gilt pigmentation has faded from two centuries of use, revealing the red-brown lacquer underneath. Dated to the early 19th century, the cabinet has a classic square-corner design and was used for storing clothes in lieu of a closet. A large full moon brass lock plate secures the doors, which open to reveal a warm brown interior with three shelves and three shallow drawers.

Moderate repairs to peeling lacquer and splits to front doors.

Additional Dimensions:
Top Shelf: 42"W x 18"D x 18"H
Middle Shelf: 42"W x 18"D x 19"H
Bottom Shelf: 42"W x 18"D x 15"H
Drawers: 105.5"W x 16"D x 3.5"H

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