''Er Long Xi Zhu'' beijing cabinet
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Two doors and two drawers large cabinet with smooth red lacquer and painting. The painting on the front part is called"Bo Gu" which means high status and wealth. The carving on the bottom is called "Er Long Xi Zhu" which means two dragons playing with a ball,and represents auspicious. This cabinet comes from Beijing. It was usually used as a storage cabinet in the past.
H 174 x D 54 x W 105 cm
Elm wood
China Beijing
circa 1850
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''Er Long Xi Zhu'' beijing cabinet ''Er Long Xi Zhu'' beijing cabinet ''Er Long Xi Zhu'' beijing cabinet
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