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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. 

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    Black Lacquer Taper Cabinet From Shanxi - 18th Century

    SKU:C2071

    £2,995

    The taper cabinet is one of Chinese furniture's most iconic designs. This graceful antique Chinese taper cabinet is from Shanxi province and dates to the Qing dynasty (1644–1911) and the 18th century. This is a lovely original piece and it still has the original brass hardware. The internal lacquer has been applied onto gesso and cloth in the traditional way and the frames are taped. This high quality of workmanship began to disappear in China from the 19th century onwards indicating a good age. Cabinets like this one are also rare as many of these cabinets had their lacquer stripped due to lacquer deterioration. 

     

    This style is of Chinese cabinet often called a round-corner, round leg cabinet, and the style was first seen in the Ming dynasty (1368 to 1644). They were originally used as book cabinets by scholars and later, the style became more commonly used for the storage of clothes. 

     

    The simple yet sophisticated design would function as an excellent drinks cabinet or storage cabinet and act as a counterbalance in any contemporary home. The interior consists of two shelves, one of which has two drawers attached. At the base two further drawers add additional storage. The kickboard has a wonderfully carved floral design with birds.

     

    References:

    Similar examples can be found in many books on Antique Chinese furniture including 'Chinese Furniture: A Guide to Collecting Antiques' by Mazurkewich - Fig. 349

    Similar examples can be found in 'Traditional Chinese Furniture From The Greater Shanxi Region' by CL Ma - fig 115 & fig 120

     

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    Dimensions: W89 x D48 x H180 cm


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    The taper cabinet is one of Chinese furniture's most iconic designs. This graceful antique Chinese taper cabinet is from Shanxi province and dates to the Qing dynasty (1644–1911) and the 18th century. This is a lovely original piece and it still has the original brass hardware. The internal lacquer has been applied onto gesso and cloth in the traditional way and the frames are taped. This high quality of workmanship began to disappear in China from the 19th century onwards indicating a good age. Cabinets like this one are also rare as many of these cabinets had their lacquer stripped due to lacquer deterioration. 

     

    This style is of Chinese cabinet often called a round-corner, round leg cabinet, and the style was first seen in the Ming dynasty (1368 to 1644). They were originally used as book cabinets by scholars and later, the style became more commonly used for the storage of clothes. 

     

    The simple yet sophisticated design would function as an excellent drinks cabinet or storage cabinet and act as a counterbalance in any contemporary home. The interior consists of two shelves, one of which has two drawers attached. At the base two further drawers add additional storage. The kickboard has a wonderfully carved floral design with birds.

     

    References:

    Similar examples can be found in many books on Antique Chinese furniture including 'Chinese Furniture: A Guide to Collecting Antiques' by Mazurkewich - Fig. 349

    Similar examples can be found in 'Traditional Chinese Furniture From The Greater Shanxi Region' by CL Ma - fig 115 & fig 120

     

    From China



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


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    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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