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Square Kang Table with Horse Hoof Legs and Rattan Inset in Top - SOLD

$1,500.00 (You save $600.00)
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Square Kang Table with Horse Hoof Legs and Rattan Inset in Top. Tables like this one are commonly referred to as kang tables. Northern Chinese residences usually included a kang, a large platform built of bricks or packed earth, that became the center of daily activities (eating, sleeping, painting, reading and even cooking) during the winter. The kang had either a fire pit or stove that burned day and night to keep the kang warm. Mats or carpets were thrown over the top of the bricks so people could be more comfortable. Kang furniture was designed to be shorter in height because most activities on the kang were done in a sitting position. This table would most likely been used for dining with the family sitting on the kang. The top has an inset of woven rattan, which has been replaced. Lacquered by hand in China, using traditional techniques that take up to 60 days, this original piece of antique furniture has been carefully restored by craftsman to bring it back to its former glory as part of China's rich history.


Early 20th C.


Shanxi Province, China

  • Coffee Table
    • 37”W x 37”D x 18”H

Elm Wood. 


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Good condition for its age.

Care & Maintenance

Every antique needs a little TLC to age gracefully…

Due to the age of the wood and the fact that natural materials respond to their environment, it is possible that some movement, cracking or splitting may occur in our pieces. How to care for your antique furniture:

How to care for your antique furniture
  • Avoid placing this piece in direct sunlight or in high temperature areas, such as next to a radiator, hot air vents or air conditioners.
  • Place a humidifier in the room, especially during winter months.
  • Dust the furniture regularly to remove abrasive debris. Always use a dry cloth and never use silicone polish, chemicals, spray-on polish or other commercial cleaners.
  • Surfaces can be cleaned with a mild solution of soap and water and then immediately dried with a clean, dry cloth.
  • Do not place cups, vases or hot items directly on the furniture.
  • Always use soft padding on the bottom surface of any object sitting on the surface of the furniture to minimize scratching.
  • Always lift furniture to move it, do not drag.
  • Polish occasionally with a high quality, pure bees wax to restore to the original luster.

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