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    Our origins are in wholesale, so from movies to restaurants, retailers to architects, we have a long history of supplying our trade clients with unusual and unique oriental furniture & decorative art. 

    Whether purchasing for resale or buying on behalf of a client, we offer trade discount pricing to:


  • Retail Stores
  • Interior Designers
  • Film & Photo Studios
  • Architects
  • Event Producers

  • For all trade and wholesale enquiries please email us with your contact and business name, company registration number & VAT number (if applicable) to enquiries@indigo-uk.com or call 01672 564722


    For full details, visit our Trade & Wholesale Page

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    Looking for that one off iconic piece for an event or requiring props for a filming or a photography shoot? You will have seen our oriental antique furniture & decorative art in the James Bond films, The Golden Compass and many others.


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    Red Lacquer Wedding Cabinet From Shanxi - Early 19thC

    SKU:M714

    £4,950

    This exceptionally good quality antique Chinese red lacquer wedding cabinet is from Shanxi province, dating to the early 19th century - Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911). The tone is the perfect 'Peking red'. The red lacquer work on this cabinet is original and features gilt scenes of a rural Chinese town. These scenes are framed by a repeating butterfly motif. It's less common to find butterflies on older cabinets. Lacquer cabinets were often given as wedding gifts, often in pairs. Better quality cabinets like this one are made from elm. 

    Our skilled workshop team sensitively restored this piece consolidating the lacquer to halt the aging process. It is of considerable age which is clear from the sides and interiors of the doors. Notably, the shelves and lower back panel have been replaced. The brass hardware is in keeping with the original style but has has been replaced. This is often the case as much of the brass was melted down or removed in acts of vandalism to protect it from confiscation during the Chinese cultural revolution. 

     

    Lacquer has a long history in Chinese furniture and has been used for over 2000 years. It is a resin made from the sap of the Rhus verniciflua tree, burgundy lacquer is most common, then red, and black is much less common. Colours, such as green, blue, yellow, and pink are only found in modern reproductions.
    In this case, this cabinet has been decorated with gold leaf and a coloured lacquer base. The sides were nearly always plain.


    From China

    Dimensions:

    115 x 52.5 x 187 (wxdxh cms)

     

    UK Delivery Charge - except Highlands & Islands £80
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    This exceptionally good quality antique Chinese red lacquer wedding cabinet is from Shanxi province, dating to the early 19th century - Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911). The tone is the perfect 'Peking red'. The red lacquer work on this cabinet is original and features gilt scenes of a rural Chinese town. These scenes are framed by a repeating butterfly motif. It's less common to find butterflies on older cabinets. Lacquer cabinets were often given as wedding gifts, often in pairs. Better quality cabinets like this one are made from elm. 

    Our skilled workshop team sensitively restored this piece consolidating the lacquer to halt the aging process. It is of considerable age which is clear from the sides and interiors of the doors. Notably, the shelves and lower back panel have been replaced. The brass hardware is in keeping with the original style but has has been replaced. This is often the case as much of the brass was melted down or removed in acts of vandalism to protect it from confiscation during the Chinese cultural revolution. 

     

    Lacquer has a long history in Chinese furniture and has been used for over 2000 years. It is a resin made from the sap of the Rhus verniciflua tree, burgundy lacquer is most common, then red, and black is much less common. Colours, such as green, blue, yellow, and pink are only found in modern reproductions.
    In this case, this cabinet has been decorated with gold leaf and a coloured lacquer base. The sides were nearly always plain.


    From China

    Dimensions:

    115 x 52.5 x 187 (wxdxh cms)

     

    UK Delivery Charge - except Highlands & Islands £80
    More delivery options available at checkout


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    Free UK mainland delivery on orders over £100 | Use code "DELIVERY" at checkout

    DISPATCH

    • - Non-furniture Delivery: 2-5 working days

    • - Furniture Delivery: Within 1 - 2 weeks

      (We'll call you to arrange a specific delivery date)

    • Free UK mainland delivery on orders over £100 | Use code "DELIVERY" at checkout

    RETURNS

    • - Hassle Free Returns

    • - Return your order within 28 days for a full refund (excluding delivery charges)

    • - Items must be returned in a resalable condition

    • - Collections can be arranged on request

    • Product Specific delivery charges visible above "Add to Basket" button and in Checkout (scroll up)

    • Additional charges may apply for deliveries to highlands, islands, out of area deliveries and collections. 

    • International Delivery: Please contact us for quotes on individual pieces

    Trade & Wholesale

    Our origins are in wholesale, so from movies to restaurants, retailers to architects, we have a long history of supplying our trade clients with unusual and unique oriental furniture & decorative art. 

    Whether purchasing for resale or buying on behalf of a client, we offer trade discount pricing to:


  • Retail Stores
  • Interior Designers
  • Film & Photo Studios
  • Architects
  • Event Producers

  • For all trade and wholesale enquiries please email us with your contact and business name, company registration number & VAT number (if applicable) to enquiries@indigo-uk.com or call 01672 564722


    For full details, visit our Trade & Wholesale Page

    Prop Hire

    Looking for that one off iconic piece for an event or requiring props for a filming or a photography shoot? You will have seen our oriental antique furniture & decorative art in the James Bond films, The Golden Compass and many others.


    For all prop hire enquiries please send emails to enquiries@indigo-uk.com or call 01672 564722


    For full details, visit our Trade & Wholesale Page

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