Old Small Cabinet from Chaozhou


An old small cabinet from Chaozhou, a city in eastern Guangdong, China, approx. 60-80 years old. The paintings depict scenes in a garden and have nice shading on the rocks & trees, a technique commonly seen in Chaozhou pieces. There are visible cracks & wrinkles in the lacquer and this is because pieces from Chaozhou usually have quite a thick lacquer (there’s gauze & putty before the lacquer), and through the years, shrinkage and expansion of the wood cause cracks & wrinkles to appear on the surface, but we think this just adds to the character of the piece. On the inside, there are 3 drawers and a fixed shelf, and the green colour on the back of the doors is original.
W74 x D38 x H91cm.

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