A FINE HUANGHUALI ROUND-CORNER DOUBLE DRAWERS CABINET, YUANJIAOGUI.
The protruding round-cornered top frame supported on corner posts of melon-section, enclosing the single well-figured matched panels of the pair of doors above the beaded narrow apron, the back with traces of ramie, the stand with double-molded edge and legs of similar melon-section, the second level with a single row of two drawers, the wood of a warm tone and fine smooth grain, showing ghost faces on surfaces
Dimensions: 70-5/8" H x 35-1/2" x 18" D
For a discussion of Fujian and Jiangsu Ming-style cabinets with stands, 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 stands 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 GOOD condition. THE LEFT DOOR CANNOT FULLY OPENED, THE LEFT DOOR PANEL WAS BENDED. Some stress of wear. Natural wood imperfection, wood joint mark, minor scratches and dents. Normal consider ages and wears.
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