Red Lacquer Furniture

Red Lacquer cabinets are traditionally the most common Chinese lacquer cabinets, black lacquer being less common. They were usually given as wedding gifts in pairs. Original pieces were not usually decorated on the sides and the best quality were made from elm.

Many of our lacquer is usually decorated with coloured lacquer designs or gold leaf. Other colours such as green, blue, yellow and pink were not used and are only found in modern reproductions.