Antique Chinese Ming Kang Table (5175), "Purple Elm" Wood, Circa 1800-1849

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Seller: schen7199 (408) 97.9%, Location: Dallas, Texas, Ships to: US, Item: 132735506837 This authentic Antique Chinese Table is known as "Kang" Table in China. The table is handcrafted in elegant Ming "Waist" furniture Style. The "waist" just below the tabletop is made from a separate piece of wood and carved in a "narrower waist" connecting the tabletop and the table body in a very unique way. The table is crafted with simple and straight lines combined with deep curved legs. The table is made from "Purple Elm" wood with beautiful wood grain, ("Purple Elm" is a very rare find and exotic wood.) , which make this table a highly collectable antique of early 19th century from China. 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. The table is heavy and has been kept in excellent condition.This style of table was originally made for use on Chinese "Kang".("Kang": In the northern part of China, Kang is a brick-constructed (can be heated in winter) platform, served as a bed and couch.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: W33.25" x D18" x H11"(Ref: 5175) Authenticity Appraisal and more photos will be provided upon request.(All Sales are Final. No Return Policy.)Free Shipping to 48 Continental States. (Hawaii, Alaska and international buyers will pay their own freight and handling fee.) Condition: “Handmade from natural hardwood with beautiful wood grain, the items are very solid and has been kept in excellent condition. Minor wood cracks, patina stain and differences in colors are natural age wear and shall be considered normal for the nature of a handmade authentic antique. Please ask for more photos if necessary. Please read all descriptions carefully and ask for questions before you make the purchase.”, Region of Origin: China, Age: 1800-1849, Primary Material: Wood, Original/Reproduction: Original, Type: Furniture

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