18th/19th Century Pair of Chinese HuangHuaLi waist less cabinets. Constructed in square body, each with double doors concealed the shelves. Each panel having three sections, enclosed by silk worm patterned cartouches.
These pair of cabinet are very soft and smooth to the touch. The wood displays attractive golden reddish-brown tone, with translucent shimmering surface with abstractly figured patterns appearing like ghost faces and fine grains appearing like wheat pattern motif.
Dimensions: 20" L x 16" W x 10" D
For a discussion of Fujian and Jiangsu Ming-style cabinets with
Stand:s, see J. Ang, 'Identifying a Regional Style of Chinese Furniture', Journal of the Classical Chinese Furniture Society, Autumn 1992, pp. 54-63. Compare the HuangHuaLi tapered cabinet with a
Stand: incorporating an upper row of two drawers and a lower single open shelf illustrated by G. W. Bruce in The Dr. S.Y. Yip Collection of Classic Chinese Furniture, Hong Kong, 1991, no. 49, pp. 126-127. See, also, the pair of HuangHuaLi tapered cabinets with fluted corner posts on
Stand:s with a single high row of two drawers in the 'Take One Step Back' Studio Collection, included in the exhibition Splendor of Style: Classical Furniture from the Ming and Qing Dynasties, and illustrated by C. Evarts in the Catalogue, National History Museum, Taipei, 1999, pp. 160-161.
Over all in EXCELLENT condition. Some stress of wear. Natural wood imperfection, wood joint mark, minor scratches and dents. Normal consider ages and wears.
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