19TH CENTURY CENTENNIAL CHINESE CHIPPENDALE HANGING CABINET W/ FRETWORK DOORS AND PIERCED GALLERY
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We're pleased to offer for sale this wonderful 19th century centennial Chinese Chippendale style hanging wall cabinet with fretwork doors and pierced gallery. The year is 1876, the United States is planning a celebration to honor the centennial anniversary of our new country and the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The Centennial International Exhibition was our first "World's Fair" on American soil. Visitors from all over the world visited Philadelphia during the 6 month showcase and marveled at the advancements in industry, agriculture, philosophy, and horticulture. The Centennial Exhibit was a great success with an estimated 10 million visitors attending. American pride was at an all time high, with our strengthened nationalism we enter an era of "Colonial Revival" in cabinet making and architecture. Designs that reigned supreme ~100 years were revisited and produced with pride.
This hanging wall cabinet is in the Chinese Chippendale style. We believe this was made between 1840-1860 before the centennial. The Double fretwork doors open to reveal three adjustable full size interior shelves and 3 half shelves with a satin yellow and white striped interior. The case is hand dovetailed with an attractive pierced gallery along the cornice. The bottom of the case is further decorated with pierced corbels and a pierced center applique. We must have forgotten to measure this. If you'd like the sizes please feel free to contact us, the listing will be updated to include them shortly.