Antique Chinese "Butterfly" Cabinet (5715), Circa 1800-1849
The style of this Chinese antique Altar cabinet has great influence of Mongolian furniture during Qing Dynasty (Qing Dynasty in China was ruled by Mongolian people). The intricate relief carvings of traditional Chinese design motif decorate the surface of top two drawers. The panels underneath the drawers are hand painted with floral design. The spandrels of the cabinet are carved with floral design and hand painted with multi color. The bottom apron of the cabinet are ornately carved with "double dragon" design. The carvings of this cabinet are very delicate and three dimensional. 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:W40" x D28" x H34"
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