196. A Chinese red cupboard
A Chinese red cupboard
China, Qing period
A red laquered cupboard with two doors, the interior with one shelve over two drawers.
The top with finely carved drawers, openwork frieze of garlands of flowers and clouds. Wooden, butterfly-shaped door hinges. The decorations in relief with traces of gilding. The two doors with a central bronze circle with a depiction of children playing music in a garden with a pavilion. Surrounding these are the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac.
H. 170.8 x W. 105.4 x D. 60 cm