Cabinet
Product Id
TOM-2580
Description
2-door cabinet with original lacquer and carving. Both sides of the carving feature birds and flowers, which were widely used in China to represent luck. This cabinet was usually used as a storage cabinet in the reading room.
Dimensions
H78 x D45 x W75 cm
Material
fire wood
Origin
China Zhejiang province
Age
Circa 1850
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Culture

Symbolism in Chinese furniture

Engravings of animals, flowers and other things are not only used to add beauty to Chinese furniture; they are symbols believed to have the power to bestow blessings like bringing financial success, marital happiness and good health, as well as to ward off evil influences such as demons and disease.  If you believe in the ancient Chinese ways, purchasing a beautiful piece of antique Chinese furniture does much more than bring a stunning and useful addition into your home; it enhances your life!
Artemisia – This aromatic plant or its likeness or Read more
Geography

Zhejiang

 
is named after the Zhejiang River (crooked river, now called the Qiantang River) which passes through its capital.  The province’s name is often shortened to ‘Zhe’.  Zhejiang has the East China Sea to its east, beyond which lie the Ryukyu Islands of Japan.  To the north are the Jiangsu province and the Shanghai municipality; Anhui province is to the northwest; Jiangxi to the west and Fujian to the south.
History
Zhejiang, also spelled Chehkiang or Chekiang, was not influenced by early Chinese civilisation but was populated by a people known collectively as Read more
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