Small Document Cabinet, Chinese Antique
Shanxi, circa 1880
This little cabinet was originally used to hold books and documents. Made from pine, it comes from Shanxi province in central China. It still has its original features, including the simple brass clasp that secures the doors and now faded black lacquer finish, now worn in several places. Although rustic in style, the cabinet has original character - perfect as a little side table or next to a bed.