A CHINESE EXPORT HARDWOOD DOCUMENT CABINET ON STAND
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A CHINESE EXPORT HARDWOOD DOCUMENT CABINET ON STAND

THE CABINET 18TH CENTURY, THE STAND MID-20TH CENTURY

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A CHINESE EXPORT HARDWOOD DOCUMENT CABINET ON STAND
THE CABINET 18TH CENTURY, THE STAND MID-20TH CENTURY
The interior fitted with two adjustable shelves and two small drawers, the mounts original, the mirror plates replaced
62¾ in. (159.5 cm.) high, 41 in. (104 cm.) wide, 13½ in. (34.5 cm.) deep
Provenance
Town and Country Perspectives: The Charles Plante Collection; Christie's, South Kensington, 4 June 2008, lot 449.
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Lot Essay

A piece such as this would have been commissioned by a European traveling in China and then exported to the West. Padouk is the English term for pterocarpus, a species of huali. It was predominantly used for the manufacture of export furniture. For a discussion on padouk and huali wood, see C. Clunas, Chinese Furniture, V & A Publications, 1997, p.39. A similar document cabinet was sold Christie's London, 19 June 2001, lot 279.

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