Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Wood (Huanghuali/Dalbergia odoriferal); metal fittings
H. 103 3/4 in. (263.5 cm); W. 56 in. (142.2 cm); D. 24 3/4 in. (62.9 cm)
Purchase, The Vincent Astor Foundation Gift, 1976
The closet as we know it did not exist in China. Instead, capacious wardrobes like this one were used for storage. The lower compartments were for clothing and bedding, the upper one for hats.
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