2-door cabinet
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2-door carved cabinet with smooth brown lacquer.The brass end on the door is a butterfly, iwhich in Chinese is a harbinger of good news from afar. The cabinet was used as storage in a reading room.
H75 x D48 x W76 cm
fire wood
China Jiangsu province
Circa 1880
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located along the east coast of the People’s Republic of China, it takes its name from jiang, short for the city of Jiangning (now Nanjing) and su, for the city of Suzhou.  Jiangsu borders Shandong in the north, Anhui to the west and Zhejiang and Shanghai to the south.  It has a coastline of over one thousand kilometres along the Yellow Sea and the Yangtze River passes through its southern parts.
This area was historically the home of the ancient ethic people the Huai Yi, and far removed from Chinese civilisation during the earliest Chinese dynasties. During 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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