Antique Chinese Ming Kang Table (5223), Circa 1800-1849
This Authentic Antique Chinese Table is know as "Kang" table in China. The table is made in elegant Ming Style with "horse hoof" legs and straight lines. The relief carving of "scholar's scroll" design decorate all sides of the table. The table 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, or any occasional table. Circa early of 19th century. Original patina and wear. Made from Elm wood with beautiful wood grain, the table is very solid and kept in excellent condition.
- ("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:W32.25" x D19" x H10.5"
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