Panelled Pine Cabinet
Gansu, circa 1900
Originally accessed through a lid in the top and used as a money chest, this unusual cabinet has been made more practical through the addition of two doors in the front, produced from what were the old fixed panels. The doors themselves are divided into smaller panels with rounded frames. The brass fastening rings that would have been used to secure the lid of the chest are still present on the front of the thick top frame. The original lacquer has been stripped back and the cabinet given a new, fresh look with a distressed, matt blue finish that gives a worn look. There is a single removable shelf in each section.