Subject:Help please - Cupboard identification and couplet translation
Posted By: Beate Fri, Aug 02, 2019 IP: 188.8.131.52
I am considering acquiring this cupboard from a private individual - he purchased it in Shanghai in the early 1990ties as antique (> 100 years old).
I appreciate any insight from the community as to age, wood, use (perhaps a kitchen cabinet or wedding cabinet?).
I think it could be Ju Mu (Southern Elm), but I am not an expert. Also unsure if its genuine antique (Qing) or a reproduction .....
Te front doors have a Chinese couplet style carving in old Chinese characters. If somebody could help to read / translate these, it would be most appreciated!