Antique Elm Side Table
Shanxi, circa 1860
This simple side table is a nice size to be used today as a small console. Made from elm wood, it originates from Shanxi province, where it would have been used for general display. It has three classic features of Chinese tables - the thick, waisted top surface, the 'bawangcheng' S'shaped supports at each corner and the horse hoof feet. Still in its original finish, the reddish brown has softened and worn over the years, giving a beautifully aged look.