This Gorgeous cabinet has 8 doors and 4 drawers. The outer 4 doors are secured by hidden wood latches. Each door has beautiful gilded paintings on black backgrounds, The upper 4 doors are each divided into 2 panels. The bottom panels have the paintings on raised oval panel, The smaller upper panel has a raised arched section with relief carvings. The lower doors have the paintings on raised rectangular panels. Each of the detailed painted scenes depict images of people in various settings.
The 4 drawers are in a row between the upper and lower doors. Each drawer front has relief carvings.
The top of the cabinet has a curved edge detail with a recessed waist below. There is a wide apron below the bottom doors that has 3 raised panels.
Most of this cabinet is finished in a warm wood tone with some darker accents.. The back side is painted black. The hardware is all original to the piece except for the retainer pins. One of the drawer pull back plates has a key way cut into it but the drawer does not have a functional lock. As is common, There is some slight warpage on a few doors.
The pictures speak for themselves to the craftsmanship of the makers and finishers of this wonderful and unusual piece.
Antique Chinese Large 8 Door Cabinet Gilded Designs
Region: Probably Zhejiang
Approx Age: 100 years, late Qing
material: Beech / Mixed
Approx Size : 54″ Wide, 22″ Deep, 70″ Tall
SKU # HP-1014
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