Vintage Chinese jewellery cabinet.

Heavy, ornate miniature cabinet shaped jewellery storage with 7 drawers and hinged lid. 

The main unit looks to be constructed from pine, with a leather (or imitation) covering. It looks ebonised or black from a distance, but on closer inspection it’s a deep mahogany brown with lots of age related scuffs and marks on the leather. These marks give the leather a leather look! (I think it was meant to appear like lacquered wood). Some of the leather is coming unglued in places. Please see photos. Apart from the slight unsticking, it is in good condition with no rips or tears. The corners of the lid are nicely aged. 

From top to bottom:

The lid is hinged, and opens to reveal six small compartments (70x40x65mm) and one large one (70x135x65mm). 

The closing mechanism is an ornate plate with floral details and a shaped clasp.

To the front are seven small drawers. The top six drawers have ring shaped handles (sadly one is missing), and the bottom drawer has a pull handle with decorative back plate. 

The chest sits on a beautiful carved mahogany base with claw feet and scrolls. There is a light coating of gold giving the legs a real ‘heavy metal’ look. 

All the compartments are lined with a mahogany brown felt lining. I am struggling to age this. It’s a vintage piece, but possibly a reproduction of a much older chest. 

Width: 260mm (10 1/4”)
Depth: 170mm (6 5/8”)
Height: 405mm (16”)
Weight: 4.95kg
Drawer internal dimensions:
(X4): 45x115x55mm (1.75x4.5x2.15”)
(X2:) 60x115x55mm (2.3x4.5x2.15”)
(X1): 205x115x60mm (8x4.5x2.3”)


SKU: AP15883