The cabinet has four doors and features intricately carved symbols, including censer. Rhinoceros libation horn cup, vase and bell, together with low-relief decorative and ornate foliate motifs.
The musical jade stone gong and rhinoceros horn are symbols of good luck and prosperity from. The Chinese "Eight Treasures" (babao), also known as the "Eight Precious Things" or "Eight Auspicious Treasures". Such auspicious symbolism indicates that this rare and highly collectible cabinet would have been part of a wedding dowry from an important and wealthy family: symbolism and function combining with beauty and practicality in a way that was the true hallmark of Chinese antique furniture.
The cabinet is in very good used condition, with wear consistent to a dating from the 19th Century. Importantly, it is an intact, original piece. The measurements are 45 inches in length by 18 inches deep by 76.5. (114 cm by 45.7 cm by 194 cm). It has a fine provenance coming from an important U.
This is a rare and beautiful piece, excellent for todays décor, and a unique opportunity for a collector of fine antique furniture to adorn either an office or home, while savoring the culture, traditions and lifestyle of Chinese civilization. The Chinese character for cabinet. Consists of the wood radical and a three-sided frame enclosing the character preciousness. Literally, cabinets of China had been made of wood and used for the containment of precious possessions.Their earliest form can be traced as far back as 433. Chinese cabinets were functional objects as well as works of art and came in various shapes, sizes, forms, and designs to hold a variety of objects, often in pairs symbolizing double happiness. There are two main styles of large Chinese cabinets, their names derived from their contours: the square-corner cabinet and the round-corner cabinet (also known as the tapered or sloping-style, wood-hinged cabinet). The superb example for sale is a square-cornered compound cabinet, which has vertical sides with the doors mounted on wooden pegs, giving easy access rather than doors with metal hinges.
When a smallish storage chest is stacked on top of a regular-sized cabinet - or when two units of equal or different sizes are stacked on top of one another - the combination is collectively referred to as a compound cabinet. There was a clear division of use between the two units.Is showcase example of Chinese furniture featuring the most important artistic, decorative and functional aspects of Chinese culture and would be a centerpiece in any collection of Chinese antiques and furniture. Our goal is to bring the same experience and excitement of collecting that we have been delivering in-person to collectors across the Globe at Primitive in Chicago. Every object we sell online has been carefully hand-selected with special attention to detail, quality, and significance. The item "FINE ANTIQUE CHINESE QING DYNASTY HEBEI YING WOOD CARVINGS COMPOUND CABINET" is in sale since Monday, July 21, 2014. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Cabinets". The seller is "gjpaw" and is located in Chicago, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.