Seller: myimporters (1,959) 100%, Location: Private Estate - Exclusive Showroom, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 151797912022 Color: Black, Maker: Aian, Type: Armoires & Wardrobes, Style: Rustic, Primitive, Region of Origin: Asia, Age: 1800-1899, Original/Reproduction: Original, Material: Walnut, Details: Quality-Selection-Value-Service MyImporters is committed to providing superior customer service throughout your purchase. Our antique furniture and accessories are exceptional in quality and condition. You can be assured when buying from MyImporters you will be receiving the perfect piece for the perfect price. MyImporters is listed as one of the leading eBay antique sellers for our impeccable commitment to providing you with the finest products and shipping services available. Beautiful Chinese Black Walnut Warrior Cabinet Antique Completely Original Antique Chinese Cabinet In Chinese culture, putting a lock on a door was considered an insult. Despite having many relatives and servants living in the same household, an entrance to a room was never sealed. So, instead the Chinese developed a wonderful style of very secure cabinets like this black walnut warrior cabinet. These were built as sturdy safe houses to secure items from the untrustworthy. This particular cabinet, with its dark demeanour and hand carved designs, would have belonged to a member of the warrior class in the north where darker, heavier furniture was common. He would have used it to store his weapons and trophies from war, making it a very significant piece in his home. The tools of war were how he defended his honor and the honor of his ancestors, so this cabinet would have had cultural importance to him and his family. In your home this antique black walnut cabinet will retain the dignity it gained in the service of a Chinese warrior. The beautiful black walnut gives this piece an exceptional sense of quality and longevity. Supporting the cabinet’s main structure are four smooth columns, elevating the cabinet to a comfortable level for daily access. The cabinet’s 3 sliding drawers recommend convenient ways to store and organize your belongings, and add a beautiful symmetry to the piece’s overall design. Complementing the 3 drawers are the 4 vertical panels which create the antique’s main visual impression. The two central panels are mounted on hinges and open to reveal the cabinet’s main storage area, and lend a sturdy quality that makes opening and closing them very satisfying. Atop the piece are three more decorated panels that mirror the drawers at the cabinet’s base, crowning the enviable image of this outstanding Chinese antique. The creator of the piece achieved a majestic effect by alternating thirds and fourths throughout the piece, a practice based on the aesthetic principles of the Greek golden ratio. The three drawers framing the four main panels are pleasing to the eye and look larger than they really are. In addition to its proportions, the beauty of this piece is created by detailed carvings found all over the cabinet. Carved images framed by wooden embossing, like any other kind of artwork, will bring your home a sense of sophistication and luxury that will win the esteem of your family and guests. The quality of the black walnut gives a special dark sheen to the carvings that draw the eye and add a great visual interest to the piece. This effect is accented by the heavy iron rings that make handling the piece convenient and worthwhile. Recommendations for Design As a luxury antique, this large black walnut cabinet would be a beautiful addition to nearly any room in your home or office. As a bedroom piece, this antique cabinet provides an excellent balance to a large antique bed, where other cabinets are unlikely to match its visual imposition. Its storage arrangement is well suited for all kinds of clothing, allowing you to store your daily wear, accessories, or perhaps to house a special collection of rare items. The flat, smooth surface of the piece gives you a blank check on great showcase space, allowing you to further improve the atmosphere of your bedroom with artwork, plants, or your favorite antiques. This cabinet is also a great living room piece, with a dark glossy appeal that you want to be sure and show off to your guests. Medium access items like board games and hobby supplies would find their perfect home in this large and beautiful piece. If you have children or grand children, you can be sure that this piece will be ingrained in their memories, and will make a great family heirloom. Whether you have hardwood floors or carpeting, the design of this piece allows you to clean underneath it easily without ever having to move it, so it is perfect for high traffic living spaces in your home. If you want to give your clients that professional image, consider using this piece at your office or place of business. The beautiful black walnut shines with quality, and the dominant construction of the piece suggests confidence and grandeur. Give yourself the home-court advantage at work by creating a visual impression of success with quality furniture that demonstrates your good taste and affluence. Exterior L x W x H 59.0" x 24.0" x 65.5" Interior L x W x H 0.0" x 0.0" x 0.0" Weight 185.0 lbs Lot:#68834Age:1860Origin:ChinaWeight:185 lbsMaterial:Black WalnutShipping Cost:630Exterior Dimensions:59.0" x 24.0" x 65.5"Appraised Value:7300Special Interest: Solid well built sturdy design Please ask for your letter of authenticity & appraisal at time of checkout. Letters will be mailed directly to you & separate from your package. 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