Small Kang Table with Drawer
Shanxi, circa 1860
This little square table is from Shanxi province in central China and still has its original colouring - the red lacquer now faded over time. There is a single carved drawer decorated with simple carving, which sits over a 'hidden' compartment. The table would have been used on the heated 'kang' platform of a Chinese home, but today makes a lovely and unusual little side table or vase stand.