Antique Chinese Petit Ming Cabinet (5431), Circa 1800-1850
This authentic Antique Chinese Petit Ming Cabinet is circa early of 19th century. The cabinet is hand crafted in simple yet elegant Ming style with "horse-hoof" legs. The 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 a small coffee table, or a TV Stand or a bench. Original patina and wear. Made from Elm wood with beautiful wood grain, the cabinet is very solid and kept 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This style of cabinet was originally made for use on Chinese "Kang".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: W38" x D10" x H14"
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