Vintage Asian Lacquer Rack
This antique Asian black lacquer clothes rack is from the Shanxi Province of China. Since the concept of a closet did not exist in China, the clothes rack served as a temporary storage space for clothing that had just been shed, or clothing that needed to be put back on. Racks like this were common pieces of furniture in both the sleeping quarters of men and women. Dark finish with reddish highlights, this piece has its original black lacquer.