Beijing cabinet
Product Id
BEJ-14029
Description
Two doors elm wood cabinet with smooth red lacquer and paintings. The painting of flowers and vases means flourishing and lucky life. The carving on the bottom is called called "Guai Zi Long" which is an abstract shape of a dragon appeared in Ming Dynasty, 400 years ago. This traditional sculpture represents auspicious. This cabinet comes from Beijing. It was usually used as a storage cabinet in the past.
Dimensions
H 179 x D 56 x W 100 cm
Material
Elm wood
Origin
China Beijing
Age
circa 1850
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Geography
Beijing formely called Peking in English, is the capital of the People’s Republic of China and one of the four municipalities of the PRC which as the status of a province in China’s administration system. Located in the north east of the country, Beijing Municipality borders Hebei Province to the north, west, south and for a small portion in the east. It borders Tianjin Municipality to the southeast.
The country’s second most populated city, after Shanghai, it is a major transportation hub and is recognised as the political, educational and cultural centre of China. Read more
Traditional Arts & Crafts
About woods Most hardwood trees grow in hot climates, especially in tropical areas.  Much of the hardwood found in Chinese furniture, then, was not native to China but was introduced to the country through trade.  It is not only the beauty of the wood that gives Chinese furniture its value, however.  It is treasured for the meticulous craftsmanship, joinery and design that went into the pieces, as well as its cultural significance.   In contrast, for example, new and old furniture pieces found in Vietnam and made of the world’s most valuable wood, Zitan, can be purchased Read more
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