This is a superb example of a traditional Chinese Wedding Cabinet with extremely sleek lines that blend superbly with today's modernist or minimalist design, as well as with every kind of antique furniture - a reason that Europeans treasured these exotic Asian elements. A round-cornered cabinet with removable doors, leading to extremely clean lines and permitting large objects to be stored easily, or clothing, robes, blankets, etc. The genius in the design laies in the ways the doors swivel neatly on rounded wooden pegs. This type of construction gives easty access for sound systems, TVs and other smart home automation system components.
One of the most popular varieties of a round-cornered cabinet is the wedding cabinet, which is painted red - the color of good luck and prosperity. Unusually, this cabinet combined red with black, which. Represents immortality, knowledge, stability and power. A wedding cabinet was often the centerpiece of a bride's dowry. They are beautiful, with a large, round brass plates.
This wedding cabinet has been adapted for use as a wardrobe, with a bar across the top inside. After hanging clothes there is still room underneath to store shoes or blankets. The construction of this Wedding Cabinet is fully traditional - based primarily of solid wood pieces connected solely using woodworking joints, rarely using glue or metallic nails.This cabinet has very few nails. The photos show the construction details, as well as the hand or saw-pit hewn planks used in construction.
The cabinet is in excellent condition for its age, with expected signs of wear from use over the centuries. One of the pictures shows a signature of the person who created this cabinet; another shows slight damage to the left side of the cabinet, which is visible in the fourth photo showing that side - these marks could easily be made less visible with a bit of black wax. Height: 208.5 cm (89).
Width: 113.0 cm (44.5). Depth: 55.0 cm (22). Interior height: 168 cm (66).Interior depth: 52 cm (20.5") (47 cm usable)(18.5"). Door height: 151 cm (59.5). Doors width: 89 cm (35). While this is local collection, you are welcome to arrange your own courier.
The item "Large, unusual Red & Black lacquered 19th C Chinese Wedding Cabinet / wardrobe" is in sale since Sunday, November 8, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Cabinets". The seller is "pattylouhoward" and is located in Ashford. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.