Medecine chest
Product Id
TOM-2347
Description
45-drawer large chest with original dark brown lacquer. This kind of chest was previously used as a medicine chest in a big dispensary in China. The upper part was for displaying liquid medicine, which was put inside the pots.
Dimensions
H194 x D47 x W112 cm
Material
elm wood
Origin
China Shanxi province
Age
circa 1850
  How to buy Get a price quotation
Interested in this product?
Medecine chest Medecine chest Medecine chest
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
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
Webdesign by h2a.lu
//