Wedding trunk
Product Id
BEJ-14030f
Description
Red trunk with original lacquer and painting. In China cock has same pronouciation as luck, "Ji", so the painting of a cock and flowers means luck and foourishing. This trunk usually was used as wedding trunk in the past.
Dimensions
H 45 x D 42 x W 71 cm
Material
Pine wood
Origin
Mongolia
Age
circa 1950
Price
583.00 €450.00 €
 
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Geography

Inner Mongolia

A Mongol autonomous region of the People’s Republic of China, Inner Mongolia is distinct from Outer Mongolia, which was a term used by the Republic of China and previous governments to refer to the now independent state of Mongolia plus the Republic of Tuva in Russia.  “Inner” and “Outer reflect a central Chinese prospective and could be considered to be jingoistic, but in modern Chinese, the term ‘Outer Mongolia’ is being used more infrequently in favor of ‘Mengguguo’, which means ‘State of Mongolia’.
In Mongolia the region is known as obur 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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