Carved Fujian Sideboard
This carved sideboard originated from Fujian province and is approx. 80-100 years old. It is made of Elm wood and Fir wood, and the carved panels in front are made of Camphor wood. This is because Camphor wood is a soft wood without too many knots, which makes it suitable for carving. The carvings on this piece are very pretty & delicate and features mainly birds & flowers, and flowers in vases, it also has the repeat Buddhist swastika patterns.
The cabinet top is made of a single plank of Ficus wood, which is a distinctive trait of this type of cabinets. The original colour of Fujian pieces are mainly red & gold, or red, black & gold. However, the original colour of this piece was already very damaged and hard to restore, therefore we had this stripped to its original wood colour, and by doing so we found that the carvings really stood out.
Dimensions = L154 x D45 x H88cm
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