Vintage Carved Fujian Sideboard in Royal Blue


This carved sideboard originated from Fujian province, which is at the southeastern part of China, 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 cabinet top is made of a single plank of Ficus wood, this 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 repainted to a semi-matte Royal Blue colour. There are 2 areas with some crack lines: one on the right, this is simply due to the shrinkage of the single solid plank of wood. The hairline cracks in the middle of the sideboard is due to shrinkage around the wood knots. We will touch these up as nicely as possible so that it is not flaking and not sharp to the touch, but the lines will still be visible.

L155 x D47 x H95cm.

1 in stock

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