Red Lacquer Cabinet

c. 1850
$6,280 USD SOLD
Dimensions
W: 40.5" D: 20.25" H: 68.5"
Materials
Northern Elmwood
Brass
Lacquer
Collection #
CBM001
Estimated Shipping
$488

Slightly shorter than most upright Chinese cabinets, this red lacquer cabinet charms with its modest scale and perfect proportions. Dated to the mid-19th century, the cabinet is crafted of northern elmwood (yumu) and brushed on all sides with richly aged crackled lacquer. The interior is finished with black lacquer and includes two drawers, two shelves, and a deep lower compartment. The piece is minimally decorated, all emphasis placed instead on the brilliant cinnabar red color of the cabinet front. The low apron is carved with two sinuous dragons and a central peony blossom, a symbol of springtime, love, and affection. Offering ample storage and vibrant color, this two door cabinet is the perfect way to brighten up any space.

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