Old Kitchen Cabinet from Zhejiang, repainted in Olive Green
This kitchen cabinet originated from Zhejiang province, and is approx. 80-100 years old.
The original colour of these cabinets were usually dark brown or reddish brown, but the colour on this one was badly damaged, so we had repainted it into a slightly distressed olive green.
The small carvings at the bottom of the top doors are (from L-R): bamboo, orchid, cherry blossom & chrysanthemum, symbolizing the four seasons.
All the doors are slatted to allow air circulation, and gauze was stuck on the inside of the doors to prevent flies from touching the food. The 2 bottom shelves have sliding doors and slatted shelves to store “wet” items so that the moisture can drip down; some believed live poultry was kept in those bottom compartments. We had refinished in a sea green colour with rubbed brown edges, and then a semi-matte clear lacquer.
Dimensions: L103 x D52 x H170cm
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