Low Woven Top Table

c. 1850
$5,680 USD SOLD
W: 60.0" D: 32.5" H: 18.0"
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Hand-crafted of lacquered cypress, this 19th-century Chinese daybed was once a cornerstone of daily life in a provincial Chinese home. Known as "ta," this style of low-lying daybed was used throughout the courtyard home as a portable surface for reclining, playing games, and gathering for food and drink. The low daybed features a waisted apron and round corner legs banded with wrap-around stretchers carved to resemble strips of bent bamboo. The top is tightly woven of thin reeds with an attractive twill pattern, a testament to the artisan’s mastery. After centuries of use, this low table is still in great condition and now can be repurposed as a coffee table or center table.

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