RARE Chinese Hand Carved Elm Wood & Brass Mounted, Script Chinese Lining Altar/ Cabinet. From the estate of collector of Asian furniture, brought over in the 60'S and used as an altar in his home. Handcrafted well with beautiful grain Elm wood on the top, back and sides cabinet/altar on a stepped simple footed wooden base.The wooden skirt is also simplistic with graceful cut outs adorned at the sides with brass fittings. The lining inside are Chinese scripts that could be translated if one choses too. It is on golden base crafted Chinese paper and decoupaged at all the inner part of the cabinet. Beautiful burl wood is used at the paneled brass mounted front. Two hinged brass doors with brass butterfly closure. The key is fish brass that fits perfectly and is original to the cabinet. The rectangular top sides are brass accents cut out with finesse pierced pattern that also adorns both sides. The cabinet reveals the elegance of combined tradition and modernity proper to Chinese furniture during the 20th Century that will make a great addition to any home. Great to excellent condition and been kept well in a climate controlled home. There are minor scuffs and abrasions as expected.
Please check photos as they are more descriptive than words. Inside is clean, smells clean. The paper lining has dark blots at corner sides, please check photos. MEASUREMENTS: 24 1/4" tall, 21 1/2" length 12 3/4 width.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Other Chinese Antiques". The seller is "oldbeginnings_18" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.