Pair of Lacquered Chinese Sideboards
Gansu, circa 1900
These two sideboards, sold as a pair, are from Gansu province in the west of China. They would have been produced to store grain, the inside being accessed through a removable board in the top. It is unusual to find a matching pair still together and these two are particularly attractive, with a floral design carved around the doors and picked out in cream and green against the red lacquer. The doors have been added recently by converting the original fixed panels, and a single removable shelf has been added to the inside. The carved apron on each cabinet is also in green lacquer to match the door frames. Great as a pair of sideboards in a dining room or for storage in a reception room. The price shown is for the pair of cabinets.