Pair of Chinese Huanghuali Cabinets, 18th Century. photo courtesy Doyle New York
Each of rectangular form, with a protruding top with an 'ice plate' edge, above two panel doors opening to two drawers and a shelf, the apron carved on three sides with scrolling foliage in relief, brass rectangular lockplate, hinges and pulls. Height 64 inches, width 38 1/4 inches, depth 20 1/4 inches. Estimate $120,000-180,000
For a similar example see Christie's Important Chinese Furniture, Formerly in the Museum of Classical Chinese Furniture Collection, New York, September 19, 1996, lot 12
Brasses replaced, both with top panels restored, one with front apron replaced, door made of two matched panels, backs of cabinets replaced, one shelf replaced with old timber center post with restored break at base. Side panels on one cabinet has minor shrinkage, surface scratches on interior doors, shrinkage to panels interior shelves, shrinkage on top of chest.
Doyle New York. Asian Works of Art. Monday, March 21, 2011 www.doylenewyork.com