Beautiful 19th century Chinese table in solid wood. Such a piece is used in northern China on a structure called "Kang", a platform brick bed that is heated from underneath. In the northern extreme winters, Kang, is the place where most everything happens, eat, drink, sleep, social life. A low table like this is acts as the dining table to serve dinner, a desk to do homework on, a place to hold knitting yarns and etc. People sit on the Kang, surrounding this table and enjoy their family life.
This piece has a square top with floating panel framework, beautiful exotic beast motif legs. Graceful curves enhance the beauty of the piece.
Nice patina achieved over time. Solid wood. Tenons and mortises.
27" d x 27" w x 11" h