Chinese red lacquered marriage cabinet£100
Chinese red lacquered marriage cabinet
Collection can be arranged from our workshop at Acreland Farm, NN14 3AD for free
A Chinese red lacquered marriage cabinet, likely from the 18th or 19th century. The doors are decorated with foliate detail, and open to reveal a hanging rail running the whole width. With original brass handles, and finished in traditional red lacquer.
Date: 18/19th century
Height: 179 cm
Width: 120 cm
Depth: 60 cm
The average piece of furniture generates approximately 47kg of carbon dioxide equivalents – roughly the same as burning 5.3 gallons of petrol. Buying this item second-hand versus a newly made equivalent recovers the energy used to make it, rather than generating further emissions and using new materials.