The Chinese cabinet has a unique and diverse history. Most traditional Chinese homes weren't made to have built-in shelving, so cabinets and chests became a convenient way to store materials. There are different cabinets and chests to suit a number of needs. This chest was likely an apothecary or rice cabinet. The Vintage Chinese Rice Cabinet is the perfect piece for extra kitchen or living room storage. It is made from reclaimed wood, and since this is a collected, vintage item, each piece is going to be completely unique.