A pair of late 18th to early 19th century Qing dynasty Chinese Nanmu compound cabinets

Set of 18th century chinese nanmu compound cabinets

  • Item: A pair of late 18th to early 19th century Qing period Chinese compound cabinets
  • Region: Shanxi Province in Northern China
  • Materials: Nanmu (楠木 – Phoebe) and Chicken Wing wood  (鸡翅木) *
  • Price: 60,000 to 80,000 Chinese RMB (SOLD) **
  • Condition: Purchased un-restored. Minimal restoration. New hardware. Carvings likely replaced after being defaced during the cultural revolution.

* Nanmu is a very durable medium density Chinese softwood which is extremely stable and excellent for furniture making due to its resistance to expansion, cracking caused by climate changes or humidity. Chicken Wing wood is called as such do to the pattern of its grain resembling that of a chicken wing.

**  Price in China as of 2009

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