Antique Chinese Ming Kang Cabinet (5183), Circa 1800-1849
This authentic Antique Chinese cabinet is known as Kang Cabinet in China and made in elegant Ming style with "Horse-Hoof" legs. Original copper hardware. There is a "secret compartment" underneath the three drawers (the place for storing valuables in the old days) 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 coffee table, bench, TV stand or any occasional table. Original patina and wear. Made from core of Elm wood with beautiful wood grain patina, the cabinet is very solid and has been kept in excellent condition. Circa early of 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: W41.75" x D16.25" x H16.25"