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Antique Chinese Cabinets

Chinese cabinets are functional storage cabinets with intricate detailing & metalwork. Our Chinese cabinets are mostly made in red lacquer or black lacquer, although elm, walnut, cedar & camphor woods are also used. We stock luxurious gilded Chinese cabinets which were made for the top echelon of society, officials & local rulers which are highly decorative. Suitable for all areas of the house, Chinese cabinets are multi functional, but are excellent wardrobes or storage.

Dating from 18th, 19th & early 20th century, our genuine antique Chinese cabinets are restored by our artisan team in the UK and are always dated.

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31 products
Antique Chinese Black Lacquer Wedding Cabinet - 19thCAntique Chinese Black Lacquer Wedding Cabinet - 19thC
£2,950.00
Mulberry & Poplar Cabinet From Gansu - 19thCMulberry & Poplar Cabinet From Gansu - 19thC
£1,250.00
Elm Elm
£1,480.00
Antique Red Lacquer Wedding Cabinet from China - 19thCAntique Red Lacquer Wedding Cabinet from China - 19thC
£3,995.00
Walnut Chinese Cabinet From Gansu - 19thCWalnut Chinese Cabinet From Gansu - 19thC
£1,250.00
Unusual Console Altar Cabinet From Shanxi - Early 19thCUnusual Console Altar Cabinet From Shanxi - Early 19thC
£2,600.00
Chinese Ming Style Cypress Cabinet - 19thCChinese Ming Style Cypress Cabinet - 19thC
£2,400.00
Chinese Red Lacquer Wedding Cabinet from Shanxi- 19thCChinese Red Lacquer Wedding Cabinet from Shanxi- 19thC
£5,250.00
Red & Black Lacquer Painted Book Cabinet from China - 19thCRed & Black Lacquer Painted Book Cabinet from China - 19thC
£1,280.00
Tapered Cypress wood Cabinet - 19thCTapered Cypress wood Cabinet - 19thC
£1,680.00
Antique Black Lacquer Wedding Cabinet From Shanxi - 19thCAntique Black Lacquer Wedding Cabinet From Shanxi - 19thC
£4,250.00
Black Lacquer Painted Cabinet From Shanxi - 19thCBlack Lacquer Painted Cabinet From Shanxi - 19thC
£2,300.00
Elm Cabinet From Tianjin - Late 19thCElm Cabinet From Tianjin - Late 19thC
£1,250.00
Red Lacquer Book Cabinet - Chinese - 19thCRed Lacquer Book Cabinet - Chinese - 19thC
£1,200.00
Mongolian Painted 2 Door Cabinet - 19thCMongolian Painted 2 Door Cabinet - 19thC
£1,620.00
Painted Kang Cabinet From Mongolia - 19thCPainted Kang Cabinet From Mongolia - 19thC
£1,680.00
Red Lacquer Low Red Lacquer Low
£2,450.00
Painted Cabinet On Stand From Gansu - Ca 90 yrs oldPainted Cabinet On Stand From Gansu - Ca 90 yrs old
£1,100.00
Red & Black Lacquer Book Cabinet from China - 19thCRed & Black Lacquer Book Cabinet from China - 19thC
£1,200.00
Painted Altar Cabinet From Tibet - 19thCPainted Altar Cabinet From Tibet - 19thC
£3,480.00
Altar Cabinet From Tibet with Original Painting - 19thCAltar Cabinet From Tibet with Original Painting - 19thC
£2,600.00
Red Lacquer Cabinet from Shanxi, China - 19thCRed Lacquer Cabinet from Shanxi, China - 19thC
£1,480.00
Bleached Elm Ming Style Cabinet - 19thCBleached Elm Ming Style Cabinet - 19thC
£1,850.00
Painted Mongolian Side Cabinet - 19thCPainted Mongolian Side Cabinet - 19thC
£2,845.00

Chinese Cabinets & Sideboards

Our eclectic range of antique Chinese cabinets epitomise high quality furniture craftsmanship with and oriental luxury. The majority of our pieces date from the Qing dynasty (1644 - 1912AD).


Cabinets were not used in China until the Song dynasty (960 - 1279AD) and were often made in pairs to be used side by side or to achieve balance within a room. Every cabinet is made with at least one or two shelves and served as a cupboard for clothing.


Traditional Chinese cabinets are separated into four types;  display cabinets, square-cornered cabinets, round-cornered cabinets & shelves.  Antique Chinese cabinets generally are made from elm, walnut, camphor or red elm although pine and poplar were also used. The Chinese market value hard woods such as rosewood, huanghuali, zitan & chicken wing. Antique Chinese cabinets made in these hard woods are not uncommon, however they are highly valued by the Chinese and come at incredibly high prices. 

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