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3-drawer, 2-door cabinet in original natural colour. The drawers and doors are decorated with ox bone. The pattern of the vase and flower on the doors represents wealth, while the bats on the drawers symbolise blessings. Precious rosewood was used as the background for the decorative pattern. This cabinet was previsouly used by very wealthy people as a bookcase.
H87 x H50 x W89 cm
rosewood and cypress wood
China Jiangsu province
circa 1800
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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
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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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