Kam Tin Bed­side Stand

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THE PARIS BRANCH OF 88-GALLERY IS BRING­ING A PIECE OF HONG KONG BACK HOME WITH THIS DAZ­ZLING BED­SIDE STAND. CRAFTED FROM BEECH­WOOD AND COV­ERED WITH TURQUOISE, THE CAB­I­NET WAS BUILT IN 2013, ONE OF THE LAT­EST CRE­ATIONS OF KAM TIN, A MAKER OF EX­CEP­TIONAL FUR­NI­TURE IN GER­MANY WITH ROOTS IN THE NEW TER­RI­TO­RIES. KAM TIN DRAWS ON THE HIS­TORY OF KAIP­ING-BORN BUSI­NESS­MAN YIN ZING LUK, WHOSE FAM­ILY FLED TO THE KAM TIN AREA DUR­ING THE JA­PANESE IN­VA­SION OF SOUTH­ERN CHINA. THE FAM­ILY’S FOR­TUNE WAS KEPT SAFE IN A TURQUOISE JEW­ELLERY BOX DUR­ING THOSE TU­MUL­TUOUS TIMES. THIS PIECE IS A HOMAGE TO THAT BELOVED FAM­ILY HEIR­LOOM.

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