Wooden Cabinet (Shanxi Province, People's Republic of China)
55 x 33 x 17.5 ″Hand crafted of walnut with brass hardware.This aged, wooden cabinet was hand crafted by the native folk of Shanxi Province, the People’s Republic of China. The process of designing and preserving the form of such pieces requires a deep knowledge of craft as transmitted over centuries via oral tradition. This object was constructed
during the the Qing era - the last of China's imperial dynasties (1636-1912).
It provides ample storage and an open, interior cavity with several doors.