Oriental antique furniture - contemporary art, lighting and ceramics

Oriental antique furniture - contemporary art, lighting and ceramics

Linen cabinet with dragon carved apron

Late 19th century

  • elm wood
  • 670mm wide x 490mm deep x 825mm high

Understated elegance characterises this cabinet. The strong angles are emphasised by the flush panels on the side and doors of the cabinet. The open carved apron has facing dragons, symbol of the emperor and representing strength and authority.

The cabinet would be a perfect addition to modern apartment living where it would sit alongside contemporary furniture, its Ming styling a reminder of the ancestry of so much of today's furniture.