This long low Chinese chest is known as a "Kwang chest" and was placed on a raised heated platform in ...
moreThis long low Chinese chest is known as a "Kwang chest" and was placed on a raised heated platform in a Northern Chinese home. Kwang platforms were comfortable places to sit, eat, entertain, and sleep during the cold winter months.
The Kwang was heated by exhaust-heat from a cooking stove in an adjacent kitchen. Hot exhaust gases were directed under the Kwang before exiting the home. This Kwang chest is quite large and in good condition. The piece has received significant restoration including the removal of its original lacquer finish. It has been newly French polished. less
- 66ʺW × 16ʺD × 18ʺH
- Late 19th Century
- Item Type
- Vintage, Antique or Pre-owned
- Good Condition, Original Design Modified, Some Imperfections
- Condition Notes
- Wear consistent with age and use. Wear consistent with age and use. less
- Place of Origin
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