Ming Style table
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Small low table with original brown lacquer. The style of table is one of the typical Ming style tables which appeared in China 500 years ago. We call this style 'Yuan Bao Yuan', which means round edge on top with round legs. This table usually been used as a wine table and was placed on the bed which called "Kang" in North China .
H22 x D48 x W48 cm
walnut wood
China Shanxi
circa 150 years
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