Rustic Elm Chinese Temple Cabinet
Shanxi, circa 1770
This very large, imposing cabinet would once have been used in a temple in the central Chinese province of Shanxi and is at least 200 years old. It has some beautiful, intricate carving on the panels above the four doors and carved front feet. The four doors are panelled, set within rounded frames and mounted into the cabinet on wooden dowels. The cabinet is still in its original lacquer finish. This would once have been a more vibrant red, but has worn and faded over the years to a more subtle reddish brown with a wonderful crackled patina. This is a quite rare and unusual piece and with its impressive proportions the cabinet would provide a huge amount of storage space. There are two removable shelves inside. Due to its size and weight, please contact us to discuss delivery when ordering.
Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.