Two Door Storage Cabinet
Shanxi, circa 1800
This large, simply styled side cabinet dates from the beginning of the 19th century and, like the majority of furniture made for the merchant classes in Shanxi province from where it originates, is in elm wood. The finish, drawer handles and circular hardware on the doors are all original, unusual for an antique cabinet of this age. There is a removable stile between the doors, making it easier to access the interior, and a single removable shelf.