The upper section with a curved swan neck pediment decorated with floral decoration above a pair of doors opening to reveal an elaborate fitted interior. The base with a fall front opening to reveal more drawers with two internal doors with additional drawers inside. The exterior decorated with Chinese landscape scenes and the interior with landscape scenes on the doors and drawers and flowers and birds on the flat surfaces. With three sets of carrying handles on the sides and original brass hardware throughout.
The elaborate design of this cabinet shows how Chinese craftsmen were able to master the complex forms of European furniture, with its arrangement of compartments and drawers which had an exotic appeal in the West. The palette of black and gold is not typically Chinese but imitates Japanese lacquer, which was expensive and difficult to procure in the 18th century.