ANTIQUE MIRRORED KANG CHEST
In Northern China, a brick and clay platform bed named "Kang" is the most important interior fixture. Lit from under, Kang is a place where people spent most of their frigid winter. The "Kang Chest" was a type of furniture designed for such a life style. The chest would have been placed directly on the bed against the wall. It keeps important items close, items such as deeds and money, jewelries and keys.
This wonderful little chest features 4 mirrors that serve the need of vanity in addition to safe keep family treasures.
DIMENSIONS: 21" H X 23.5" W X 14.5" D
MATERIALS: Solid wood
CONSTRUCTION: Hand made. Tenons and mortises. Dove tails.
ORIGIN: Shan Xi province
SYMBOLS: Flowers of the four seasons: Spring peony for prosperity, summer lotus for harmony, fall pomegranate for family, winter plum blossom for strength. Crane for good health and long life
ERA: 19th century