Antique Low Sideboard, Black Lacquer
Shanxi, circa 1900
This simple low sideboard would work wonderfully today as a TV stand. It comes from the central Chinese province of Shanxi and is still in its original black lacquer finish, now worn. When it was first produced the cabinet would have included only the central doors, but to add practicality for modern use the panels to the left and right have recently been converted into doors. The three drawers and their handles are old, but the hardware on each of the doors is new.