Square Daybed Table, Light Elm
This light elm square coffee table has been reduced in size to be more practical in a contemporary setting although it is based on original Chinese daybeds. Daybeds were used in Chinese homes as seating during the day, often being moved around for different uses, and for sleeping on at night. They were often made with solid wooden frames but with either rattan or woven top panels to add comfort. Our smaller, square version has a rattan top panel, smoothed and sealed to give a hard wearing surface. The table has the 'horse hoof' feet and 'waisted' top that are typical of Chinese tables.