Red Lacquer Mountain Cabinet

c. 1850
$5,680 USD SOLD
W: 41.25" D: 21.5" H: 69.25"
Northern Elmwood
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An ideal place to display jades, porcelain, and other esteemed scholars' objects, this tall cabinet likely stood as the centerpiece of a traditional scholars' studio, carefully selected as a source of beauty and creative inspiration. Constructed with clean lines using mortise-and-tenon joinery, the cabinet features straight legs, two interior shelves, and a slightly overhung top. Beautiful details elevate the simple design, including chrysanthemum-form hinges, dovetail key repairs, and a richly patinated full moon lock plate.

The doors are textured by traces of the original painted decoration depicting palatial courtyard structures within a mountainous landscape. Largely intact, but heavily crazed, the red lacquer coating's time-weathered appearance lends the cabinet a treasured sense of history.

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