Display cabinet with longevity motifs
Early 20th century
- elm wood
- 960mm wide x 430mm deep x 775mm high
Modestly sized cabinet with detailed open and relief carving that would provide contrast to minimalist styling showing the creative advantage of both ornate and Nordic interior design.
The cabinet has an open carved apron with peach flowers and gourds, popular long life symbols. The longevity theme is continued with geometric relief carving along the base that is a motif of an auspicious Buddhist symbol. The door supports are bats symbolising happiness.