Antique Chinese Ming Cabinet (5242), Cypress/Elm Wood, Circa 1800-1849
This Authentic Antique Chinese Petit Cabinet is is handcrafted in elegant Ming Style with simple and straight lines. Four small drawers and three cabinets underneath have original copper hardware. The cabinet is handcrafted and structured with wooden pegs and tenon structure, which is the very traditional craftsmanship for furniture making in ancient China. The cabinet can be used as Low Small Coffee Table, Shelf on the Wall, any occasional table, even a solid bench. Circa early of 19th century. Original patina and wear. Made from combination of Cypress and Elm wood with beautiful wood grain, the cabinet is very solid and has been kept in excellent condition.
This style of cabinet was originally made for use on Chinese "Kang".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 H16"
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