29-inch Red And Gold Lacquer Chinese Storage Cabinet With Longevity Motif
Adorn your bedroom, living room or office with the exquisite craftsmanship of this stunning aspen wood storage cabinet embellished with a sleek lacquer finish and vibrant natural scenes. This heavenly creation is a true work of art with its luminous door, sides, and top featuring faux-watercolor depictions of elegant cranes, stark orchids, austere pines and blossoming peonies. Cranes and pine trees are typically equated with longevity in Chinese tradition, while peonies are often referred to as the flower of wealth and honor. The golden background is created through color-plating using the jin gui pai or golden turtle armor method, a traditional technique dating back to the Tang Dynasty (618-907 A. D. ) Tong fen, or bronze powder, is added to the paint to provide extra gleam and the surface is then lacquered in place, creating a lustrous finish. Open the opulent doors to reveal a black-lacquered interior and a shelved storage compartment ideal for keeping treasured possessions close at hand. The smooth topmost surface allows this cabinet to double as an end table, night stand, or picture display. The burnished red bordering is resplendent with intricately detailed arabesque patterns. Bring sophisticated tradition and Oriental style into any room with this magnificent piece. Measures 29 inches high x 22 inches wide x 11 inches long. Experience the world from the comfort of home when you shop with AsiaEXP, bringing you a wide range of handmade decor accents from a variety of world cultures. Products from AsiaEXP help to sustain local artisans and longstanding creative traditions of Asia. The handcrafted nature of this item will produce slight variations from piece to piece in color, form and sizing, adding to the unique quality of individual items. All measurements are approximate.