Low Xinjiang Carved Sideboard
Xinjiang, circa 1880
This large, low sideboard has been made from an old daybed from Xinjiang province. The heavily carved detail is typical of the wooden daybeds traditionally produced in the region. These would be brightly painted and in this case the pinks, blues and yellows are still visible, though now worn to softer, pastel shades. Originally the unit would have been much deeper, so it has been reduced in size to be more suitable as a sideboard or TV unit, and the doors created from what were once fixed panels. The geometric carvings are a feature of Xinjiang pieces and are influenced by the Muslim culture of the central Asian countries that border the province. The main wood used for this particular cabinet is willow, with the thick top panel being in poplar. Perfect as an unusual sideboard in a dining room or as a stand for a large TV.
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