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Chinese Seven Drawer Kang Cabinet, c. 1850

$2,680

About

This low seven-drawer chest dates to the late 19th century and is crafted of northern elm (yumu) using traditional mortise-and-tenon joinery methods. The low cabinet features seven drawers enclosed by a stepped apron and an expansive floating-panel top. Only traces of the original black lacquer finish remain, showcasing the natural warm coloring of yumu elm. In a traditional northern Chinese home, this type of chest would have been placed beside a raised platform called a kang, which was used as a sleeping and living space. Likely used to store dishware, linens, and other useful objects, this elegant chest would have been the at center of daily life.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 17.5 in. (44.45 cm)Width: 46 in. (116.84 cm)Depth: 13.75 in. (34.93 cm)Seat Height: 17.5 in. (44.45 cm)
  • Style
    Qing (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1850
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: CFC2791stDibs: LU820025537212

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    Ships From: Chicago, IL
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 2 days of delivery.

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Located in Chicago, IL

PAGODA RED is a renowned resource for designers as well as collectors of contemporary and ancient Chinese, Korean and Japanese art. They offer a curated edit of fine and provincial furniture, ceramics, scholars' objects, and paintings and textiles, each piece historically and geographically authentic.

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