Antique Chinese Ming Cabinet (3291), Circa 1800-1849

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$ 539.00

This Authentic Antique Chinese Petit Altar Cabinet is is handcrafted in elegant Ming Style with "horse-hoof" legs.  Four small drawers and three cabinets underneath. The original copper hardware is made in unique "flower basket" design. The cabinet is handcrafted and structured with wooden pegs and tenon structure,  which is the very traditional craftsmanship for furniture making in ancient China. Can be used as Low Small Coffee Table, Shelf on the Wall or any occasional table or even a solid bench. Circa early of 19th century. Original patina and wear. Made of Elm wood with beautiful wood grain. The cabinet is in excellent condition. (The photos here show the cabinets from all the sides)

  • This style of cabinet was originally made for use on Chinese "Kang".
  • ("Kang": In the northern part of China, Kang is a brick-constructed (can be heated in winter) platform, served as a bed and couch. People sat on Kang with their legs either folded or hanging over the side. Furniture such as low-legged desks, tables and cabinets made specifically for the "Kang" accommodated the many activities that took place there. At night, the furniture would be moved to the side of the Kang, and bedding would be brought out for sleeping on the Kang's surface.) 

Size: W39" x D11" x H17"

(Ref: 3291)
 

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