Antique: Masterpiece for Collectors

Antique Chinese "Butterfly" Coffer (5605), Circa 1800-1849


$ 1,999.00


This Authentic Chinese Antique Coffer is also known as "Butterfly Cabinet" in China. The style of the coffer has great influence of Mongolian furniture during Qing Dynasty (Qing Dynasty in China was ruled by Mongolian people). The intricate relief carvings of floral design motif decorate the surface of two drawers. The three panels underneath the drawers are carved with "fruits and Vases" design. The bottom apron has intricate relief carving of traditional Chinese "foo dog playing with silk ball" design. Both the spandrels are carved with floral design. The carvings of this cabinet are very delicate and three dimensional. There is a "secret compartment" underneath the two drawers---the place to be used for storing valuables in the old days. The detailed handwork in making this cabinet show great craftsmanship. The coffer is handcrafted and structured with wooden pegs and tenon structure,  which is the very traditional craftsmanship for furniture making in ancient China. Original Wear and Patina. Handmade from Elm wood with beautiful wood grain, the coffer is very solid and has been kept in excellent condition. Circa early of 19th century.

Size:W42" x D29" x H32"

(Ref. #5605)

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