Medicine chest
Product Id
TOM-1924
Description
45-drawer large chest in original natural colour. This kind of chest was previously used as a medicine chest in the dispensary. The carving on the top part features a phoenix, which represents endless luck, while the carving of the scenery below represents peace.
Dimensions
H205 x D48 x W133 cm
Material
walnut wood
Origin
China Shanxi province
Age
circa 1850
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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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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!
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