ANTIQUE BLACK RED GILDED CABINET
Beautiful cabinet with contrasting colors showcases a scholar's retired leisure life. The poems written in ancient calligraphy express his idealistic view " enjoying all the world's beautiful scenery, acquiring all the essence of knowledge". Flowers and birds symbolize happiness and beauty, while the various settings he portraits himself in indicates his state of mind.
This piece has a delicate overall style which is consistent with the region it came from, the south of the Yang Zi river. 3 shelves and 2 drawers provide ample storage.
Solid wood. Tenons and mortises.
DIMENSIONS: 37" w x 58.5" h x 18" d
MATERIALS: Solid Wood
CONSTRUCTION: Hand made, hand painted, tenons and mortises
ORIGIN: Fu Jian
ERA: 19th century