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Antique Pair of Chinese Red Lacquer Compound Storage Cabinets, Stacked
Located in 10 Chater Road, HK
Of rectangular form, the pair of square corner compound cabinets consisting of two sections, the top section known as hat chest and the lower section cabinet, each section with a pai...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Ming Furniture

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Wood, Lacquer

Pair of Antique Chinese Display Cabinets with Hand Painted Chinoiserie Motifs
Located in Yonkers, NY
A pair of Chinese tall display cabinets from the 19th century, with hand-painted Chinoiserie décor depicting people and traditional architectures in a landscape. Born in China during...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Cabinets

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Wood

Antique Chinese Display Cabinet with Hand Painted Chinoiserie and Open Shelf
Located in Yonkers, NY
Chinese 19th century antique display cabinet with hand painted chinoiserie scene, open shelf, two doors and carved accents. Born in China in the 19th century, this exquisite display ...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Cabinets

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Wood, Wood

Chinese Qing Dynasty 19th Century Red Cabinet with Hand Painted Chinoiseries
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese Qing Dynasty period red cabinet from the 19th century with hand painted Chinoiserie decor and gilt accents. Created in China during the Qing Dynasty, this cabinet features ...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Cabinets

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Wood

Chinese Qing Dynasty 19th Century Side Cabinet with Painted Floral Decor
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese Qing dynasty brown / dark red wooden side cabinet from the 19th century, with painted floral decor, bronze hardware and hidden drawers. Crafted in China during the Quing Dy...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Cabinets

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Bronze

Chinese Brown Lacquered Qing Dynasty 19th Century Cabinet with Painted Motifs
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese Qing Dynasty period brown lacquered wooden cabinet from the 19th century, with hand painted motifs and two hidden drawers. Created in China during the Qing Dynasty, this br...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Cabinets

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Brass

Chinese Qing Dynasty Period Tibetan Style Gansu Cabinet with Hand-Painted Decor
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese Qing dynasty period small Gansu cabinet from the 19th century, with Tibetan style hand-painted floral decor. Created in the north central province of Gansu during the 19th ...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Cabinets

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Wood, Wood, Wood

Rare Pair of 18th Century Chinese Qing Style Black Painted Cabinets
Located in Pasadena, CA
A rare pair of 18th century Chinese black painted cabinets made from traditional construction techniques. With all of its original hardware and metal studded feet, the cabinets also ...
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Antique 18th Century Chinese Qing Cabinets

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Lacquer

Chinese Qing 19th Century Cabinet with Original Lacquer and Hand Painted Motifs
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese Qing dynasty period small cabinet from the 19th century, with original brown, red and black lacquer, two drawers and two doors. Created in China during the Qing dynasty, th...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Cabinets

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Wood

Chinese Qing Two-Door Cabinet with Chinoiserie and Original Black Lacquer
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese Qing dynasty two-door elmwood cabinet from the 19th century, with original black lacquer and hand painted chinoiserie decor. Created in China during the 19th century, this ...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Cabinets

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Wood, Elm

Chinese Qing Dynasty 19th Century Lacquered Cabinet with Calligraphy Motifs
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese Qing Dynasty period lacquered cabinet from the 19th century, with calligraphy and chinoiserie motifs. Created in China during the Qing Dynasty, this cabinet draws immediate...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Cabinets

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Wood, Wood

Chinese Qing Dynasty 19th Century Red Lacquer Wedding Cabinet with Butterflies
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese Qing Dynasty wedding cabinet from the 19th century with hand-painted gilded butterfly décor and large medallion hardware. Created in China during the Qing Dynasty, this wed...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Cabinets

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Wood

Rare 19th Century Yellow Chinese Apothecary Cabinet 67 Sectioned Drawers
Located in Somis, CA
A stunning 19th century Chinese apothecary cabinet with 64 regular and 3 large drawers under a moulded cornice. Labeled in refined, hand written Chinese calligraphy with the names of...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Apothecary Cabinets

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Wood

A Painted Chinese Chest
Located in Chicago, IL
This raised painted chest is made of Pine wood and features two separate compartments.
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Blanket Chests

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Pine

  • A Painted Chinese Chest
  • A Painted Chinese Chest
  • A Painted Chinese Chest
  • A Painted Chinese Chest
H 35.5 in. W 64.5 in. D 18 in.
Qing Dynasty 19th Century Chinese Hand Carved Armoire with Gilt Painted Panels
Located in Yonkers, NY
A large Qing dynasty Chinese hand carved, painted and gilded armoire from the 19th century, with 19 panels, four doors and three removable panels revealing a secret compartment. Crea...
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Antique 19th Century Asian Qing Cabinets

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Wood, Wood, Wood

Antique Chinese Black Painted Gansu Sideboard with Hand Painted Floral Motifs
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese black painted Gansu sideboard from the early 20th century, with hand painted floral motifs. Created in the North-Center province of China, called Gansu during the early yea...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Buffets

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Brass

Fine Red Lacquer Cabinet With Gold Gilt Floral Motif
Located in Greenwich, CT
An elegant red lacquer cabinet with black lacquer top and sides, fine hand painted floral motif on the front side, brass fitting. Beautiful form, lines and colors.
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Antique 1890s Chinese Chinoiserie Cabinets

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Giltwood, Lacquer

Antique Chinese Black Lacquered Gansu Sideboard with Hand Painted Floral Motifs
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese black lacquered Gansu sideboard from the early 20th century, with hand painted floral and vase motifs. Created in the North-Center province of China, called Gansu during th...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Buffets

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Wood, Wood

Large Chinese Xinjiang Elaborately Painted Cabinet
Located in Troy, MI
Large painted Chinese cabinet with 10 functional drawers and three cabinets, circa 1900. Blue background with multicolor hand-painted details throughout.  
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Furniture

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Wood

Chinese Ming Painted Book Cabinet
Located in Chicago, IL
A rolled-up scroll or treasured root pot may have once been among the treasured objects stored in this 19th century book chest. Expertly constructed in China's Shanxi province, the l...
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Antique Mid-17th Century Chinese Ming Furniture

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Brass

  • Chinese Ming Painted Book Cabinet
  • Chinese Ming Painted Book Cabinet
  • Chinese Ming Painted Book Cabinet
  • Chinese Ming Painted Book Cabinet
H 24 in. W 32.5 in. D 22 in.
Northern Chinese 19th Century Red Lacquered Buffet with Painted Floral Decor
Located in Yonkers, NY
An antique Northern Chinese or Mongolian red lacquered cabinet from the 19th century, with hand painted floral decor and verdigris patina. Born during the 19th century in the Mongoli...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Buffets

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Brass

Antique Lacquered Chinese Cabinet, Original Paint
Located in Round Top, TX
Antique Lacquered Chinese Cabinet With Original Paint. The unique shape and paneling on the cabinet doors creates the great visual impact of this piece. Please view the close up deta...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Furniture

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Wood, Paint, Lacquer

Chinese Painted Scholars' Cabinet, c. 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
Seamlessly constructed and lacquered black, this spectacular Qing-dynasty cabinet provides the perfect blank canvas for dozens of painted scholars' objects, including vases, censors,...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

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Brass

  • Chinese Painted Scholars' Cabinet, c. 1850
  • Chinese Painted Scholars' Cabinet, c. 1850
  • Chinese Painted Scholars' Cabinet, c. 1850
  • Chinese Painted Scholars' Cabinet, c. 1850
H 72.5 in. W 49 in. D 22.75 in.
"Chinese" Red Three-Drawer Console
Located in Hudson, NY
A brilliant color and Classic chinese form.
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Sideboards

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Ebony

  • "Chinese" Red Three-Drawer Console
  • "Chinese" Red Three-Drawer Console
  • "Chinese" Red Three-Drawer Console
  • "Chinese" Red Three-Drawer Console
H 36 in. W 40 in. D 21 in.
Chinese Painted Two-Door Cabinet, c. 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
This painted cabinet beautifully represents 19th century Furniture from China's Fujian province. The simple, elegant form hearkens back to classical Chinese furniture designs, but th...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

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Elm

  • Chinese Painted Two-Door Cabinet, c. 1850
  • Chinese Painted Two-Door Cabinet, c. 1850
  • Chinese Painted Two-Door Cabinet, c. 1850
  • Chinese Painted Two-Door Cabinet, c. 1850
H 65 in. W 52.5 in. D 17.5 in.
Chinese Red Painted/Lacquered Cabinet With Flowers, Circa 1820
Located in Round Top, TX
Antique Chinese Red Painted/Lacquered Cabinet. This beautiful red cabinet has lovely flowers and pomegranates displayed on the panels in black and highlighted in gold. The unique pan...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Furniture

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Wood, Paint, Lacquer

Early 19th Century Chinese Painted Double Cabinet
Located in New York, NY
An early 19th century Chinese painted double cabinet, with thick cloth lacquer and detailed images. From Shanxi Province. C526.
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Furniture

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Lacquer, Elm

Chinese Altar Cabinet
Located in Chicago, IL
Made of Chinese northern elm, this altar cabinet once contained the essentials for ancestor rituals. Although darkened with age, the cabinet’s two doors still bear the dynamic brushw...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

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Elm, Paint

  • Chinese Altar Cabinet
  • Chinese Altar Cabinet
  • Chinese Altar Cabinet
  • Chinese Altar Cabinet
H 15.25 in. W 12.75 in. D 5.5 in.
Mid-19th Century Black Lacquered Chinese Cabinet Hand-Painted
Located in CILAVEGNA, IT
Old and elegant black lacquered Chinese cabinet in elm from the mid 19th century. The hand-forged iron hardware is clearly visible and the two doors that offer access to spacious i...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Ming Antiquities

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Elm

19th Century Chinese or Tibetan Monks Travel Chest
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful large Chinese or Tibetan travel chest or trunk. Qing dynasty!! Fantastic hand painted exterior showing 3 seated Tibetan Buddhist Monks. Highly decorated panels fea...
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Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Qing Blanket Chests

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Rosewood

Black Lacquer Hand Painted Chinoiserie Dresser with Mother of Pearl Figures
By Edward Wormley, James Mont
Located in Saint Petersburg, FL
This incomparable chinoiserie black lacquer dresser depicts 12 mother of pearl figures in various tai chi poses. What more can you ask for really? As if that's not enough, there's pl...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Dressers

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Brass

Antique Red Lacquer Gilt Painted Chinese Compound Cabinet, Scholastic Art
Located in 10 Chater Road, HK
Of rectangular form, the cabinet consisting of two sections, the top section in the form of a book chest and the lower section square corner cabinet, each section with a pair of door...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Furniture

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Softwood, Lacquer

Pair of Early 17th Century Chinese Ming Painted Compound Cabinets
Located in Chicago, IL
Seamlessly constructed and lacquered black, this pair of spectacular Ming-dynasty compound cabinets provided the perfect blank canvas for painted scenes of figures and horses in a ga...
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Antique Early 17th Century Chinese Ming Furniture

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Brass

Antique 18thC Pair Chinese Lacquer Painted 2-Part Compound Cabinets, Chinoiserie
Located in 10 Chater Road, HK
Of rectangular form, the cabinets consisting of two sections, the top section in the form of a book chest and the lower section square corner cabinet, each section with a pair of doo...
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Antique 18th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

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Lacquer, Softwood

Gangsu Painted Cabinet
Located in Pasadena, CA
Gangsu painted cabinet
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

  • Gangsu Painted Cabinet
  • Gangsu Painted Cabinet
  • Gangsu Painted Cabinet
  • Gangsu Painted Cabinet
H 36 in. W 95 in. D 19 in.
19th Century Antique Hand Painted Chinese Lacquer Table Jewelry Cabinet
By The Lacquer Company
Located in Brea, CA
19th century antique hand painted Chinese lacquer jewelry cabinet with a pair of raised panel doors opening to five drawers with turned ivory handles, decorated throughout gilt with ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Qing Lacquer

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Lacquer

Early 20th Century Hand-Painted Dark Brown Chinese Cabinet with Floral Motifs
Located in Yonkers, NY
This splendid antique dark brown Chinese cabinet from the early 20th century is adorned with gorgeous floral patterns on its doors and drawers. The floral patterns are made up of var...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Furniture

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Brass

Black Lacquered Cabinet with Hand-Painted Landscape from China, 19th Century
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese hand-painted black lacquered cabinet with landscape. This Chinese 19th century cabinet features black lacquer and a hand-painted landscape design. This two-section cabinet ...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

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Wood

Rare 19th Century Chinese Marriage Wedding Cabinet Lacquered Hand Painted Finish
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to  this stunning original 19th century Chinese wedding marriage cabinet, glorious original hand painted scenes are period aged lacquered finish A very good looki...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Victorian Furniture

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Wood

19th Century 22.75'' Antique Hand Painted Chinese Lacquer Table Jewelry Cabinet
By The Lacquer Company
Located in Brea, CA
19th century antique hand painted Chinese lacquer jewelry cabinet with a pair of raised panel doors opening to five drawers with turned ivory handles, decorated throughout gilt with ...
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Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Qing Lacquer

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Lacquer

Red Lacquer Cabinet with Painted Motif
Located in Greenwich, CT
Red lacquer cabinet with painted motif and painted calligraphy. Two drawers inside and one removable shelf. We carry fine quality furniture with elegant finished and has been appeare...
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Antique 1880s Chinese Qing Furniture

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Wood

  • Red Lacquer Cabinet with Painted Motif
  • Red Lacquer Cabinet with Painted Motif
  • Red Lacquer Cabinet with Painted Motif
  • Red Lacquer Cabinet with Painted Motif
H 59 in. W 42 in. D 18 in.
Pair of Miniature Antique Chinese Hand-Carved Cabinets
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A pair of ebonized and gilt hand-carved cabinets with high relief detail. The doors open to reveal miniature hand-painted panel screens. The interiors are painted in a cinnabar red. ...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Chinoiserie More Asian Art, Objects and Fur...

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Wood

Chinese Corner Cabinet in Black Lacquer and Dyed Soapstone
Located in Milano, IT
Detail of a mid-20th century Chinese corner in black lacquer and dyed soapstone. The corner is presented with a double door opening, painted completely by hand both inside and outsid...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Furniture

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Jade, Onyx, Alabaster, Agate

Antique Chinese Red Lacquer Cabinet with Gilt Hand-Painting
Located in 10 Chater Road, HK
The fine gilt painted red lacquer cabinet with square top corners and rectangular-sectioned frames, a pair of paneled doors with gilt painting of children at play in the courtyard, o...
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Antique Early 1800s Chinese Furniture

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Softwood, Lacquer

Chinese Lacquer, Carved and Gilt Cabinet Late Qing Dynasty
Located in San Francisco, CA
Chinese lacquer, carved and gilt decorated cabinet. Gold gilt decorates the body of the dynamic red cabinet, deep relief carved panel insets and black lacquer central panels with fin...
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Antique Early 1900s Chinese Qing More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

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Gold Leaf

Late 18th Century Hand-Painted Cabinet Elm Wood
Located in CILAVEGNA, IT
Beautiful cabinet with two doors, shelves with two drawers inside. Painted really fine and full of details. A tipical chinese wardrobe in very good conditions. Suitable to be combine...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Ming Antiquities

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Elm

  • Late 18th Century Hand-Painted Cabinet Elm Wood
  • Late 18th Century Hand-Painted Cabinet Elm Wood
  • Late 18th Century Hand-Painted Cabinet Elm Wood
  • Late 18th Century Hand-Painted Cabinet Elm Wood
H 72.25 in. W 43.9 in. D 20.48 in.
Pair of Chinese Lacquer Robe Cabinets, Qing Dynasty, circa 1840
Located in San Francisco, CA
A pair of red and black lacquer ceremonial robe cabinets with a painted garden scene of figures and flowers, having brass hardware and handles. The back side has been lacquered and p...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Furniture

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Brass

19th Century Chinese Gilt and Red Lacquer Butterfly Cabinet
Located in Chicago, IL
This gilt-painted red lacquer cabinet may once have been given as part of a wedding dowry. It stands proudly with square corners and a top board which slightly extends beyond the fra...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

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Elm, Lacquer, Paint

Antique Red & Black Lacquer Chinese Scholar's Book Chests/Cabinets, Chinoiserie
Located in 10 Chater Road, HK
Covered in rich black & red lacquer, of rectangular form with square corners, the fine scholar’s cabinets with a pair of paneled doors, fitted with oval shaped brass lock plate, open...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Ming Furniture

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Lacquer, Softwood

Qing Dynasty 19th Century Black and Gold Blanket Chest with Chinoiserie Painting
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese Qing Dynasty blanket chest on base from the 19th century, with chinoiserie painting on the front. Crafted in China during the Qing Dynasty, this black and gold chest featur...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Blanket Chests

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Wood

Pair of Chinese Red Lacquer Cabinets with Birds in Flight, c. 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
This pair of early 19th century red lacquer cabinets is an extraordinary find. When placed beside each other, what remains of the finely-painted decoration comes together to form a s...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

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Brass

18th Century Chinese Lacquer Carved Paneled or Coffered Cabinet, Chinoiserie
Located in 10 Chater Road, HK
The molded top frame supported by sturdy rectangular-sectioned side posts, decorated with carved leafy lappets, taohuan panels with pierced floral motifs within beaded cartouches sur...
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Antique 18th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

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Softwood, Lacquer

Pair of 19th Century Black Lacquered Chinese Cabinets in Original Condition
Located in Somis, CA
Pair of 19th century black lacquered Chinese cabinets in original condition. This pair of extraordinary cabinets has hand-painted images of people enjoying a leisure day at a priv...
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Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Furniture

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Brass

Early Antique Chinese Red and Black Lacquer Cabinet with Gilt Hand-Painting
Located in 10 Chater Road, HK
The slightly protruding top supported on rectangular-sectioned side posts, a pair of paneled doors with gilt painting of scholar’s mountain retreat, opening to reveal a mid-shelf, th...
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Antique Late 18th Century Chinese Furniture

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Softwood, Lacquer

Antique Chinese Chinoiseri Pair Red Lacquer Ju Mu Wedding Cabinets, Round Plate
Located in 10 Chater Road, HK
The cabinets with a molded ice-plate top front edge, supported by rectangular-sectioned side posts, a pair of paneled doors, fitted with decorative round brass lock plate, opening on...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

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Softwood, Lacquer

Rare Antique Buddha Cabinet with Carved Doors and Beautifully Painted Interior
Located in New York, NY
A very unusual 19th century Chinese Buddha cabinet with extraordinary doors displaying beautifully carved Chinese characters surrounded by other decorative carving. The cabinet also ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Furniture

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Elm

Antique Raised Panel Chest with Drawers
Located in New York, NY
Chinese Qing Dynasty chest with drawers. Accentuated raised panels with scalloped edges make up all the front and side panels. Adorned with red lacquer decorated with regional images...
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Antique Early 1900s Chinese Qing Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood, Wood

  • Antique Raised Panel Chest with Drawers
  • Antique Raised Panel Chest with Drawers
  • Antique Raised Panel Chest with Drawers
  • Antique Raised Panel Chest with Drawers
H 29 in. W 28 in. D 21 in.
19th Century Red Lacquer Cabinet
Located in London, GB
A 19th-century red lacquer cabinet, having gilded decoration throughout of figurative scenes, the two doors with brass plates opening to reveal a black painted interior with a single...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Lacquer

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Wood, Lacquer

  • 19th Century Red Lacquer Cabinet
  • 19th Century Red Lacquer Cabinet
  • 19th Century Red Lacquer Cabinet
  • 19th Century Red Lacquer Cabinet
H 34.75 in. W 31.25 in. D 19 in.
Antique Fully Carved Scholar's Cabinet
Located in Somis, CA
This rare, magnificent, fully carved cabinet was a scholar's treasure chest. Hand-painted oval door panels depict the leisure lives of fisherman and a strolling scholar. Fully carved...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Furniture

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Wood

  • Antique Fully Carved Scholar's Cabinet
  • Antique Fully Carved Scholar's Cabinet
  • Antique Fully Carved Scholar's Cabinet
  • Antique Fully Carved Scholar's Cabinet
H 76 in. W 37.25 in. D 18.5 in.
Spotted Bamboo Chinoiserie Curio Shelves Display Cabinet
Located in 10 Chater Road, HK
The Chinoiserie display cabinet with open curio shelves is handcrafted with ribbed spotted bamboo and hardwood. Interestingly arranged and open on four sides, the curio shelves are p...
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2010s Chinese Chinoiserie Furniture

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Bamboo, Hardwood, Lacquer

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Painted Chinese Cabinets For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of painted Chinese cabinets available on 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, lacquer and hardwood, all painted Chinese cabinets available were constructed with great care. Painted Chinese cabinets have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Painted Chinese cabinets made by Victorian designers — are very popular at 1stDibs.

How Much are Painted Chinese Cabinets?

Prices for painted Chinese cabinets start at $1,400 and top out at $56,000 with the average selling for $5,480.
Questions About Painted Chinese Cabinets
  • Lotus Gallery
    Lotus GallerySeptember 23, 2020

    Yes, you can paint your Chinese cabinet, though unless it is in poor condition, doing so is usually frowned upon. You will have to sand down the surface beforehand, as most Chinese cabinets have a lacquer finish.

  • PAGODA RED
    PAGODA REDOctober 7, 2020

    To determine the age of a Chinese furniture piece, look carefully at the joinery and finish. Natural expansion and contraction of the wood over time will cause a joint to protrude or retract, distorting a once-seamless fit. Antique lacquer finishes become crackled and worn over time. Areas of exposed wood, such as the underside of a table, the footrest of a chair, or the back of a cabinet should appear raw and dry compared to the finished surface. With use, the legs of tables and chairs become weathered near the bottom from precipitation and use.

  • Lotus Gallery
    Lotus GallerySeptember 23, 2020

    Generally speaking, antique Chinese cabinets are very well made, using solid wood with joined construction. Vintage and modern Chinese cabinets will generally not be of the same high quality as antique pieces.