Two Piece Oriental Vegetable Cabinet
This Chinese kitchen cabinet is composed of two pieces. The bottom section is an enclosed cabinet with one shelf plus a drawer. The upper section has open fretwork on the front, open bars on the sides, and two shelves. The center rectangle on the front of the upper section has a glass pane, but may originally have held a mirror.
This cabinet would originally been used in a kitchen for storage. The open fretwork and bars of the top section would have provided ventilated but secure storage, similar to an American "pie safe".
The original mirror is a curious addition. It may have been indicative of the importance of this piece of furniture in a household that had limited other furniture.
The fretwork is interspersed with coin symbols and Buddhist auspicious symbols. These were invoked to bring abundance to the family's pantry.Shipping of this selection to your location within the continental United States is
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