"Mian Tio Gui" cabinet
Product Id
BEJ-14074
Description
Black lacquered Ming style cabinet with painting on the two front doors. This cabinet is called "Mian Tiao Gui" which means slimed line cabinet. It is also a typical Chinese Ming style furniture.The painting of butterflies means rich and love. Chinese people used this cabinet as a wedding cabinet or storage cabinet in the past.
Dimensions
H 173 x D 59 x W 91 cm
Material
Elm wood
Origin
China Tianjin
Age
circa 1900
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Tianjin

literally means Celestial Ford, reflecting its origin as a place formed by the sedimentation of various rivers entering the sea at Bohai River.  The Yellow River also used to enter the sea at this point.   Tianjin is one of four municipalities found in the People’s Republic of China, and as such, it enjoys provincial-level status and comes directly under the central government.
Tianjin’s urban area is the third largest city in Mainland China.  With a total area of 11,920 square kilometres, Tianjin Municipality borders Hebei province to the north, south and west; the 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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