Black Lacquer Bedside Cabinet - Chinese

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Black Lacquer Bedside Cabinet from Shanxi Province. Not an antique but a very useful piece of furniture. Lacquer cabinets were often given as wedding gifts - usually in pairs. Original pieces were not usually decorated on the sides. Better quality cabinets were made from Elm. The lacquer is a resin made from the sap of the Rhus verniciflua tree. Lacquer has a long history in Chinese furniture and has been used for over 2000 years. Our antique lacquer cabinets come mostly from Shanxi & Gansu Provinces. The wood used in these lacquer cabinets is either Elm or Pine
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