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In a Chinese carpenter's mind, cabinets are miniature houses that must have a sense of balanced proportions and last for generation after generation. The flourishing of designs and styles over the centuries abide by this belief. Some designs are striking with their unadorned elegance highlighting their line and timber grain, whilst others use rich colours symbolising good wishes and fine paintings and carving, telling stories from popular folklore.

In our modern homes the appeal of cabinets is that their presence provides an artistic focus as well as their obvious practical use. Cabinets have a combination of drawers and shelves for storage convenience and versatility.

You can see these magnificent pieces in our Canberra antiques gallery.

Two section cabinet front(s)

Two section linen cabinet


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Linen cabinet with fine figure carving(s)

Linen cabinet with fine figure carving


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Kitchen cabinet front(s)

Four door kitchen cabinet


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Calligraphy cabinet front(s)

Scholars cabinet


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Four section cabinet front(s)

Four section cabinet


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Display cabinet front(s)

Display cabinet


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