Antique Chinese Altar Cabinet (5998), Circa 1800-1849
This Chinese antique cabinet is also known as "Butterfly Cabinet" in China. 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 "dragon scroll" design decorate the surface of top two drawers. The spandrels and the panels underneath the two drawers of the cabinet are carved with "dragon and scroll" design as well. The carvings of this cabinet are very delicate and three dimensional. The detailed handwork in making this cabinet show great craftsmanship. The cabinet 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 combination of cypress and elm wood with beautiful wood grain, the cabinet is very solid and has been kept in excellent condition. Circa early of 19th century.
Size:W40.25" x D29.5" x H30"
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