Chinese Round-corner Cabinet

Chinese round-corner cabinet in Padoak

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.

Quarter-sawn Padoak.

Dimensions: 28 ½” wide by 16 ½” deep by 43” tall

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