Shanxi Elm Kang Table, Chinese Low Table
Shanxi, circa 1880
This little table would once have been used for serving food or drinks in a Shanxi home. Typical of low level tables that were used throughout northern China, it would have been placed on top of the heated 'kang' platform that was used as the primary living area during the colder months. It has classic 'horse hoof' feet and 'waisted' top. The table is made from elm, stripped back to show the wood's more natural colour and grain. Great today as a little coffee table.
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