This vintage sideboard comes from Gansu Province in Northern China and dates from around 1920. The four doors open onto a two storage compartments, both have that has been fitted with a single removable shelf. The door panels on the right are painted with a scene showing peonies and birds on a yellow background. The left hand doors have an image of lotus flowers with butterflies, also set on a pale yellow background. The rest of the piece has been painted with a distressed green that covers the sides and top of the piece. The top has two flaps that provide easy access to the top of the main storage compartments, a traditional features typical of furniture from this part of China. Under the main compartments there are two pierced stretchers adding an extra decorative feature to this piece. It has recently been reconditioned in an artisan workshop in Beijing.
Dimensions: 181w) x 45(d) x 87(h) cm
Materials: pine with brass fittings
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