Black Shanxi Small Sideboard
Shanxi, circa 1900
This small sideboard still has its original brass handles and hardware, as well as the old black lacquer finish that is now worn particularly on the doors and bottom frame. It comes from Shanxi province in central China. The doors are set between two fixed panels and fit directly into the rounded cabinet frames. The two drawers at the top would have been secured with a brass pin across the rings that are still in place near the central frame. There is a single removable shelf on the inside.