Antique Chinese Ming Cabinet (5160), Cypress Wood, Circa 1800-1849
This authentic Antique Chinese "Kang" cabinet is handcrafted in Ming style with traditional "Horse Hoof" legs and straight lines. There is a "secret compartment" underneath the three drawers (the place used for storing valuables in the old days). The finely carved swirling and encircling design decorate the inside corner of the cabinet. The style of this carvings is derived from design on ancient Chinese bronzes, popular collectibles during Ming Qing dynasty. Copper Hardware is original. The cabinet was 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 coffee table, bench or even TV stand. Made from core of Cypress wood with beautiful wood grain, the cabinet is very solid and kept in excellent condition. Original patina and wear. This is a highly collectable fine piece of Chinese antique of early 19th century.
("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: W43" x D16.25" x H16"
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