15805 (清代栢木刻三元五桂蝴蝶大櫃) Antique large size tapered wedding clothing cabinet with original large size brass fitting in a butterfly shape inlaid with old colorful glass. In the center of this large brass fitting, there are some carved characters read as “三元五桂 (San Yuan Wu Guei) ”. This phrase came from the ancient court ranking system (科舉制度) when one won the first placement in the high exam (狀元) . The phrase is later used for wishing the newly weds prosperity with many generations to come (三元及第，五子登科，子孫富貴) .
This cabinet came from southern China, Fujian province (福建) . It originally had red lacquer as that would have been the wedding color, but the wood has been stripped since and refinished in blond color. It is made of the beautiful southern Chinese cypress wood with nice grain. This cabinet is generously constructed with thick post and frame to last for many many years to come. It has ample storage space with two small drawers inside and two drawers at the bottom. It has been refinished in many layers of tree lacquer with traditional technique. In the detailed photos, one can see the nice detail and dovetail work as well. Dimensions: 52” W x 24” D x 68.5” H".
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I had a lot of imperfect cut offs from cutting boards and decided to glue them all together and fill the voids with black epoxy. Turned out to be a serving board! I’ve made quite a few of these and they will be available at tulsafarmersmarket this April! Happy Sunday folks!
I got a fever. And the only prescription is more woodwork 😎
Not just a pun, I literally have had multiple fevers since yesterday in the afternoon haha 😳
As opposed to yesterday though, I let my stubbornness and pride steer the ship today. One afternoon of rest is a luxury that I couldn't afford. I'm sure if I had stayed bedridden, I'd be in way worse condition. If I can will myself through the rest of this day, I know I'll be much better tomorrow. On the plus side, a lot gone today 😊💪💪