Carved Elm Oriental Altar Table

Carved Elm Oriental Altar Table

£1,595.00
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Greengates, United Kingdom
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About this item

This wonderful and rare piece is one of the most beautiful Chinese altar tables we have come across in recent years. The joinery is interesting and gives an indication of the table's age - the tenon joints that secure the top of each leg into the table top are offset rather than parallel - a technique that was used in earlier Chinese furniture but not seen after the late eighteenth century

Dating back to the end of the 18th century, produced in Beijing and beautifully crafted in elm wood with decorated with carved cloud head spandrels both on the front and back and the legs are supported with double stretchers. The table still shows signs of use as a stage for ancestor offerings on the top surface, including a burn mark in the centre, but it is in an exceptional condition given its age. The original lacquer finish was well worn, so the table has been stripped back to show the pale, wide grained, characterful wood below.

A stunning console that would make a lovely statement piece in a large hallway or reception room.

Dimensions

W220.0 x H86.0 x D46.0 cm

Condition

Used

Wear condition

Good

Date of manufacture

1700s

Place of origin

China

Period

18th Century and Earlier

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SKU

92264276
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