My new obsession lately has been vintage Chinese wedding cabinets!
I love that they are so versatile but mostly I love the history behind them! In the past, they were part of the Chinese pre-wedding series of 6 rituals; the bride’s parents would deliver the bride’s dowry a few days before the wedding either in a wooden cabinet or a wooden chest, hence the name ‘wedding’ cabinet! The dowry typically included new clothes, bedding, tea set, baby items, slippers & jewellery, that is why they were mainly used as wardrobes!
I think they would look great in every room! In an entryway for your coats, in a kitchen as pantry storage, in a guest bedroom as a linen cupboard, in an office for your folders, in your studio for your craft supplies or even in a living/dining area as a bar cabinet!
I am getting mine this week for my kitchen to serve as a coffee station/ bar cabinet/ crockery storage! Talking about versatility & multi function!! Can’t wait to get organised!
Where would you use one?
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