Elm Shanxi Side Cabinet
Shanxi, circa 1850
This side cabinet is in its original finish and shows all the rich character and wear of its long years. It is from Shanxi in central China, with the three drawers and doors set with slightly rounded frames and some simple relief carving adding a decorative element to the outer doors. These doors are actually new additions, made from the old fixed panels, as originally the cabinet would have had only the two central ones. The hardware on the central doors is original and the cabinet has a single shelf inside.