Altar Table with Carved Dragons

product code: ATC-CF-S1
£1,595.00
Was: £1,895.00
D34 x H97 x W285 x cm

Shanxi, circa 1860

This impressive altar table stands at nearly three metres wide, is made from solid elm wood and is in a classic Chinese design. Large tables like this one were used in the main formal reception area of a Chinese home, usually placed against the rear wall as a focal point. They would be used to hold the icons and incense associated with ancestor worship, as well as for displaying prized possessions. This one is from Shanxi in central China and has the recessed legs and upward pointing table ends that were typical of this type of table. At the head of each of the legs, both front and back, the spandrels are beautifully decorated with open carvings showing dragons. Once in a dark lacquer, the finish has worn over the years to leave the beautiful, softer tones seen here.

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Lacquered furniture should need little cleaning other than the regular use of a dry, soft cloth or duster. To remove any stains, use a dry or slightly damp cloth. Avoid the use of too much water as this will affect the surface. Frequent waxing should not be needed but can be carried out every couple of months using a good quality natural beeswax. Do not use the cheaper silicone furniture sprays as these may affect the finish. Never use any abrasive cleaning products or chemicals.

Products in a natural finish can be cleaned with a soft, damp cloth. Use a natural beeswax every few months to protect and nourish the wood.

Do not place hot or wet items directly onto the product surface as this can mark the finish. Clean any spills as soon as possible.

Avoid placing your furniture near a radiator or other heat source as this can lead to the wood drying out and shrinking, causing cracks or splitting. Ideally, leave at least a metre between your furniture and any heat source. Avoid also placing your furniture in strong, direct sunlight as the colour made fade over time.

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