Chinese huanghuali and huamu cupboard by Unknown Artist

While all Chinese furniture-makers of this period are anonymous, this cupboard displays all the characteristics of late Ming furniture.

Details

Medium:
Huanghuali and huamu wood
Dimensions:
122 x 74 x 39 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,000 ( Total: £8,500)
Acquired in:
1994
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

Nicholas Grindley.

Venue details

Burrell Collection Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, GLASGOW Strathclyde G43 1AT 0141 287 2550 www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/burrell-collection

Entry details

Free to all

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