Antique Chinese Altar Cabinet (3408), Circa 1800-1849
This Chinese antique altar cabinet is also known as the "Butterfly Cabinet" in China. The style of the cabinet has a great influence on Mongolian furniture during Qing Dynasty. The intricate relief carvings of traditional Chinese design motifs decorate the two drawers and the front panels of the cabinet. The detailed handwork in making this cabinet shows great craftsmanship. The cabinet is handcrafted and structured with wooden pegs and a tenon structure, which is the very traditional craftsmanship for furniture making in ancient China. Original Wear and Patina. Handmade from Cypress and Elm wood with beautiful wood grain, the coffer is very solid and kept in excellent condition. Circa early of 19th century.
Size:W39.75" x D27.5" x H32.5"
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