Pair of Pingyao cabinets also sold by unit
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Pair of cabinets with smooth red lacquer and golden painting on the front part. This cabinet is one of the typical furniture in Shanxi, Pingyao area during Qing Dynasty.The painting on this cabinet describes the ideal peacefull life style in that period. This cabinet was used as storage cabinet and usually placed in the living room in the past.
H 142 x D 48 x W 89 cm
Elm wood
China Shanxi
circa 1850
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Pair of Pingyao cabinets also sold by unit Pair of Pingyao cabinets also sold by unit Pair of Pingyao cabinets also sold by unit


literally means ‘Mountains’ West’, referring to the fact that it lies west of the Taihang Mountains.  Its one-character abbreviation is Jin, after the state of Jin that existed there during the Spring and Autumn period.
Shanxi borders Hebei to the east, Henan to the south, Inner Mongolia to the north and the province with nearly the same name, Shaanxi, to the west.  Shanxi’s capital is Taiyuan.
For centuries, Shanxi was a trade and banking centre and the term ‘Shanxi merchant’ was synonymous for wealth. The well-preserved city of Pingyau still shows signs of Read more
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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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