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Low cabinet with peony carving

Early 20th century

Low cabinet with peony carving and vaseOrigin: Shandong province

  • birch
  • 1020mm wide x 400mm deep x 535mm high

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Originally designed to be placed on heated brick platform beds, these cabinets offer versatile usage at home. It is an ideal piece to hold a small TV, sound system or a decorative vase or table lamp. With sturdy structure it is strong enough to be used as an occasional seat while dressing or a casual conversation.

From a design point of view the doors pivot on rails giving a sense of presence akin to courtyard doors. There are peony carvings on the spandrels and lower apron which symbolises a wish for the owner to have a prosperous life.

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