Painted Red Lacquer Kang Table with Fish Chimes

c. 1900
$3,580 USD
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W: 32.75" D: 16.75" H: 9.0"
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During winter in the colder provinces of China, life revolved around the kang, a heated brick platform that household members would sit or recline upon. Placed on top of the kang, low tables provided a convenient surface for dining, drinking tea, or playing games.

This early 20th century example is ornately painted with floral scrollwork and decorative patterns atop a cinnabar red lacquer finish. The top is decorated with auspicious symbols, each carrying a different blessing: a large shou character for longevity, two bats for happiness, and four stone chimes strung with fish for joy and abundance. The table itself has a simple waisted form, with short cabriole legs and a scalloped apron.

Additional Dimensions
Table Apron to Floor: 4.5"

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