This cabinet, a yuanjiaogui, is a classical furniture design with its tapered, wood-hinged doors
and rounded legs. The legs are moulded at the outer corners and squared on the inside. The doors pivot on wooden hinge pins and are removable. This pivoted
door construction has been used at since at least the western Zhou period
(ca. 1100-771 B.C.) per Friends of the House by Nancy Berliner.
Adapted from Chinese Domestic Furniture by Gustov Ecke.
Constructed of quarter-sawn Padoak. Handles, lock, and drawer pulls are of white brass, hand made in China to the profile of the door stiles.