Antique Chinese Altar “Wu-Fu" Cabinet (5337), Circa 1800-1849
This Authentic Antique Chinese Altar Cabinet is known as "Wu-Fu" cabinet. ("Wu-Fu" in Chinese means "Five Blessing"---"Longevity, Fortune, Noble, Peace and Large Family"). Each drawer of the cabinet indicates one blessing. The cabinet like this was custom-made as an honorable gift for someone with high reputation (either scholar or official) for special occasions. The cabinet is handcrafted in simple yet elegant Ming style furniture. The surface of each drawer has double-line carvings for decoration with copper hardware. The cabinet is handcrafted and structured with wooden pegs and tenon structure, which is the very traditional craftsmanship for furniture making in ancient China. Can be used as Low Coffee Table, or any occasional table. Circa early of 19th century. Original patina and wear. Made from Elm wood with fine wood grain, the cabinet is very solid and has been kept in excellent condition. This cabinet is a Rare Find.
Size: W52" x D16" x H15"
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