A well presented example of an early 18th Century Qing Dynasty sideboard, from the Shanxi area of Northern China.
This red lacquered sideboard would probably have been used as an alter cabinet, for making offerings and burning incense. It's made from a mixture of softwood and hardwood from the local area. The hardware is the original brass, a lot of original furniture hardware was lost during Mao's reign as it was robbed and melted down.
You can make out the intricate paint work of village life, with pagoda, figures and Greeting Pine trees. Along the bottom you can see flowers and pomegranate fruit, symbolising fertility and abundance.
Today it would make the perfect sideboard or TV table.
The dimensions of this sideboard, are as follows- H - 88cm, L - 127cm, D - 43.5cm.
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