Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East

Chinese Rosewood Kang Table, 18th or 19th C.

Chinese Rosewood Kang Table, 18th or 19th C.


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Furniture: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1249323

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DESCRIPTION: A fine rosewood (perhaps huanghuali) Chinese kang table dating from the 18th/19th century. The two solid sides that form the legs are joined to the top with dovetail joints and carved (not appliquéd) with a pair of bats symbolizing good fortune, and the Chinese character for "luck." KANG TABLES: In the colder regions of China, a hollow platform known as a ‘kang’ was built into the main living room. Made of clay or brick, the kang would be heated from underneath and used as a bed and general living space for the whole family. Chairs would not be used on the kang, only mats and cushions. Low tables would be placed on the kang when needed to hold tea, meals and other everyday items. PROVENANCE: Formerly in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. CONDITION: Excellent condition with a beautiful, rich patina. DIMENSIONS: 32 1/4" wide (82 cm) x 13 1/2" deep (34.3 cm) x 13 1/4" high (33.7 cm).