Datong small cabinet
Product Id
BEJ-14048
Description
Two doors small cabinet with smooth orange lacquer. This style of cabinet is one of the typical cabinets of Datong city during the Qing Dynasty.The character of this cabinet lies in its size and simple model, which are different from other similar cabinets. This cabinet was used as a storage cabinet by common families in Datong City
Dimensions
H 82 x D 45 x W 91 cm
Material
Elm wood
Origin
China Shanxi
Age
circa 1900
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Geography

Shanxi

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
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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