While all Chinese furniture-makers of this period are anonymous, this cupboard displays all the characteristics of late Ming furniture.
Chinese huanghuali and huamu cupboard by Unknown Artist, 16301670
© Burrell Collection
- Huanghuali and huamu wood
- 122 x 74 x 39 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £2,000 ( Total: £8,500)
- Acquired in:
- Nicholas Grindley
A storage cupboard of this type would have been made for domestic use, possibly for storing books. It is constructed of huanghuali, a close-grained hardwood related to the rosewood family, and huamu wood. The quality of craftsmanship is exquisite.
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