Vintage Sideboard from Gansu with Floral and Bird Motifs

This vintage sideboard comes from Gansu Province in Northern China and dates from circa 1900. The front and top are painted with a strong red, a common feature of furniture form this area. Both doors have a central panel painted with depictions of birds perched on peony flowers. Running between the three front feet are two carved and pierced friezes painted green with red highlights. Inside is one storage compartment, split horizontally with a removable shelf. The side panels are undecorated showing the poplar wood that this piece is made from. It has recently been reconditioned in an artisan workshop in Beijing.

Dimensions: 123(w) x 40(d) x 90(h) cm

Materials: poplar with brass fittings

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Type: Furniture