Elm Plank Top Wine Table
Hebei, circa 1860
This lovely, narrow table is in a distinctive Chinese design known as 'An', with the top surface overhanging recessed legs. It would have been used for serving food and drink and so the style is sometimes referred to as a 'wine table'. The rounded legs are slightly splayed, with a single stretcher to the front and back and double stretchers at each side. The legs fit through a simple curved apron into the underside of the table top. The finish on the table is original, with the dark lacquer largely intact on the legs but worn on the top surface. Unusually, the table top itself is made from a single, thick elm plank, with wonderful figuration that gives it a unique character. With its smaller proportions the table would fit easily into most spaces as an unusual console or display table.
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