Antique Chinese Lady's Chest (5317) Circa early of 19th century
This Authentic Antique Chinese Petit Chest is known as “Lady's Chest” in China. This style of chest was used in high official or wealthy families during Ming Qing Dynasty. The chest was originally made for ladies in those families to store jewelry, handkerchief and other personal items. Relief carvings of "flower" and "vase" decorate the front doors. The intricate carving of "foo dog" design decorate the right and left side of the cabinet. The front apron at the bottom of the cabinet was carved with Chinese calligraphy of "double longevity" and "bamboo and lily" design. The three-dimensional carvings of this chest show great craftsmanship in the old days. The uniquely crafted copper hardware is original. The chest 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 table for any occasion or even a solid bench. Circa early of 19th century. Original patina and wear. Made from Elm wood with beautiful wood grain, the chest is very solid and has been kept in excellent condition. (this cabinet was originally made as a wedding gift from a bride's family)
Size: W41" x D10" x H14"
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