- Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
- 16th century
- Wood (Huanghuali, or 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)
- Credit Line:
- Purchase, The Vincent Astor Foundation Gift, 1976
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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.