Lacquered cabinet on base
Early 20th century
- 93cm wide x 50cm deep x 99cm high
This is a fascinating cabinet because of its design. Very early storage pieces were boxes that evolved to become chests. The chest grew in size to include a base that kept the bottom of the chest slightly above the ground. This meant the contents wouldn’t get damp from the ground. Over time the chest changed and instead of a lid doors were used to access the interior. And so the cabinet came into being.
This cabinet has a base that resembles the base of a large linen chest. With its doors it is reminiscent of those very early period cabinets that had a base before the use of legs. The base has fine chrysanthemum carving that represents a wish for long life. The lacquer finish is in very good condition.A shipping fee is calculated to deliver this item to the metropolitan areas of Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. Contact us to arrange a quote for delivery to other areas.