Chinese Shanxi 2-Drawer Cabinet, a sturdy and broad traditional altar coffer cabinet from Shanxi Province. Constructed of Elm (Yumu) having a wood plank top, two large drawers with a repeating pattern of hexagonal honeycomb flower blossoms and chased brass center tab pulls, beneath the drawers is a hidden storage compartment fronted by three floral relief carved panels, the top extends beyond sides of the cabinet forming spandrels with decorative floral relief carving, and a lovely pierced carved apron beneath, depicting a pair of Lion Dogs and ribbons with a book on center, covered overall with the original finish of translucent red and brown lacquer accentuating the detailed carving.
Condition: Large split to top planks, natural wear to finish, rich patina, overall fine condition.
Dimensions: 33-3/4 in. High x 42-1/4 in. Wide x 29 in. Deep.
Weight: 69.5 lbs.
Qing Dynasty, Late 19th century.