Can someone tell me about this very large cabinet

bobbijoyDecember 21, 2012

Hello, this was given to me I don't know anything about it, this is what I do know its in pretty good shape it is 9 feet tall 6 ft wide and 3 feet in depth it is really heavy , someone called in a Chinese cabinet ? Is it a antique?

Thank you

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lazy_gardens

The carvings and the way it is built certainly look Chinese.

Can you post some pictures of the inside, and a closeup of the carvings, the sides of the drawers and the hardware? Those details might help ID the origin and age.

    Bookmark   December 21, 2012 at 2:31PM
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palimpsest

It is hard to tell because many of these were imported in the last couple of decades and many of them were old, but some were produced directly for sale. There was a popular store where I live that dealt exclusively with this type furniture from various parts of Asia--it was not particularly expensive.--Hard to say though without more details.

    Bookmark   December 21, 2012 at 3:45PM
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chibimimi

I have a question: If the cabinet is 9' tall, it means the handles are at about 6' off the floor ... a very awkward placement. Is it possible the doors were flipped at one point?

    Bookmark   December 24, 2012 at 12:24PM
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sombreuil_mongrel

Unless I'm mistaken, the whole thing tapers top to bottom, so the doors can't have been flipped; just chinese child-proofing.
Casey

    Bookmark   December 24, 2012 at 3:05PM
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