Dark Elm Narrow Console
Shanxi, circa 1860
This narrow, elegant table in elm wood is from Shanxi, produced around the middle of the 19th century. It is in a simple 'An' style, with recessed, slightly splayed rounded legs fitting through a plain apron into the thick table top. The legs are supported on each side with rounded double stretchers and, unusually, there are also shaped braces fitted to the apron ends with nails for additional support. The table would originally have been used either as an altar table for holding offerings to ancestors, placed underneath a family portrait, or as a more general display table. The dark lacquer finish is still in place, with signs of wear around the feet and edges of the top surface. Narrow enough to fit into smaller spaces, this would make a lovely console table today.
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