ANTIQUE CHINESE "KANG" / COFFEE TABLE
This wonderful antique Chinese table is in great condition for its age with marks and signs of use consistent with its long and interesting life. It is sturdy and strong and has a wonderful sense of history, an authentic antique patina and oriental appeal and character to spare!
It is a "kang" table, the most versatile and useful table in a Chinese household and would have been used for eating and drinking, playing games, for writing calligraphy or reading. Today it makes a great coffee table as it is a very handy size.There are three full width drawers which can be opened from either side of the table. One drawer front has carved detailing and the other is plain and as the drawers can be taken out and re arranged to suit, the carvings can be all on one side or some on either side. The table has horse hoof-shape feet and is made with traditional Chinese joinery techniques.
The top has lots of character marks and some hand done patches ~ all part of its long history and appeal. It has been given a coat of clear lacquer for protection and to preserve all this history and to make it smooth and user friendly.
Sturdy and strong, with carved detailing, oriental charm and so much visual appeal, history and character, this seat would be a dramatic feature piece anywhere.BRING A TOUCH OF THE EXOTIC ORIENT INTO YOUR HOME WITH THIS WONDERFUL TABLE!
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APPROXIMATE DIMENSIONS:height: 50 cmwidth: 90 cm depth: 67 cm
All of my items are antique, vintage or pre-loved unless specified otherwise. Obvious faults and damage will always be mentioned but over lifetimes of use each piece has developed its own individual character and patina which is to be expected as an integral aspect of age and use. Bumps, bruises and scuffs to the timber consistent with age are to be expected on such items.
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I PREFER CASH ON PICK UP OR DIRECT DEPOSIT, BUT PAY PAL IS ACCEPTED.
Pick up is welcome from Tecoma / Belgrave Victoria 3160 ~ approximately 38 klms SE of Melbourne CBD.