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    Black Lacquer Wedding Cabinet From Shanxi  -19th Century

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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.


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


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    Black Lacquer Wedding Cabinet From Shanxi -19th Century

    SKU:C1985

    £3,950

    This dramatic antique Chinese black lacquer wedding cabinet features the less common technique of darkened silver leaf over the traditional gold maki-e technique. This is achieved using a dark varnish layered over silver designs. 

     

    The design features swooping kingfishers and doves over blossoming chrysanthemums & hibiscus flowers. This is framed by a trailing floral design. The black lacquer surface is worn with age. Our restoration team has carefully consolidated and conserved the lacquer to avoid any further aging. 

     

    This style of cabinet is known as a wedding cabinet and this particular piece is from a provincial area in Shanxi, Northern China. It is constructed from elm wood and the three shelves are modern replacements. The brass lock plate is original. 

     

    Lacquer cabinets were often given as wedding gifts - usually in pairs. Original pieces like this were not usually decorated on the sides and the better quality lacquer cabinets used elm wood. 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. Black lacquer is less commonly used than burgundy and red lacquers. Other colours such as green, blue, yellow and pink were not used and are only found in modern reproductions.

     

    Please check the dimensions and measure the access to your home carefully before purchasing. Please get in touch if you require assistance with this and our trained team will guide you through your options.

     

    Dimensions:

    135 x 48 x 200 (wxdxh cms)

     

    Condition:

    In excellent condition for its age. All lacquer and painting has been consolidated to stop further deterioration. The shelves have been replaced. 

     

    From China

    UK Delivery Charge - except Highlands & Islands £80

    More delivery options available at checkout

    Dimensions: W135 x D48 x H200 cm


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    This dramatic antique Chinese black lacquer wedding cabinet features the less common technique of darkened silver leaf over the traditional gold maki-e technique. This is achieved using a dark varnish layered over silver designs. 

     

    The design features swooping kingfishers and doves over blossoming chrysanthemums & hibiscus flowers. This is framed by a trailing floral design. The black lacquer surface is worn with age. Our restoration team has carefully consolidated and conserved the lacquer to avoid any further aging. 

     

    This style of cabinet is known as a wedding cabinet and this particular piece is from a provincial area in Shanxi, Northern China. It is constructed from elm wood and the three shelves are modern replacements. The brass lock plate is original. 

     

    Lacquer cabinets were often given as wedding gifts - usually in pairs. Original pieces like this were not usually decorated on the sides and the better quality lacquer cabinets used elm wood. 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. Black lacquer is less commonly used than burgundy and red lacquers. Other colours such as green, blue, yellow and pink were not used and are only found in modern reproductions.

     

    Please check the dimensions and measure the access to your home carefully before purchasing. Please get in touch if you require assistance with this and our trained team will guide you through your options.

     

    Dimensions:

    135 x 48 x 200 (wxdxh cms)

     

    Condition:

    In excellent condition for its age. All lacquer and painting has been consolidated to stop further deterioration. The shelves have been replaced. 

     

    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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