This piece was constructed in the style of the Ming dynasty (1368 to 1644) in the People’s Republic of China. Accordingly, great care was taken regarding the choice of materials for this armoire. It utilizes a diffuse-porous, hardwood with high durability and density. The wood species also required an attractive grain design, warm color, and durable enough to withstand biological degradation (Yuegi 1988).
Yuegi, W. 1988. “Some Unique Features of Ming Dynasty Furniture.”
Beijing: Journal of Beijing Forestry.