Ming Chest of Drawers, Black Lacquer
The four full width drawers in our black lacquer chest are mounted on metal runners to give an easy action when they are opened and closed. It features the usual frame and panel construction with a simple apron below the lower frame and round brass handles that mirror the hardware on our classical Chinese cabinets and chests. The Chinese did not use chests of drawers until recent times as they instead stored clothes in cabinets or trunks. This chest is therefore not strictly a reproduction but instead our own modern interpretation, still with a strong oriental style.