"Bo Gu" cabinet
Product Id
BEJ-14032
Description
Two doors cabinet with painting. This shape of cabinet is typical of Ming style cabinet, 500 years ago. The painting in the front is called "Bo Gu" which means high status and wealth. This cabinet was used as storage cabinet in the past.
Dimensions
H 165 x D 50 x W 102 cm
Material
Elm wood
Origin
Mongolia
Age
circa 1900
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Geography

Inner Mongolia

A Mongol autonomous region of the People’s Republic of China, Inner Mongolia is distinct from Outer Mongolia, which was a term used by the Republic of China and previous governments to refer to the now independent state of Mongolia plus the Republic of Tuva in Russia.  “Inner” and “Outer reflect a central Chinese prospective and could be considered to be jingoistic, but in modern Chinese, the term ‘Outer Mongolia’ is being used more infrequently in favor of ‘Mengguguo’, which means ‘State of Mongolia’.
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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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