Chinese Elm Desk with Drawers
Shanxi, circa 1880
The narrow, slightly tapered legs of this beautiful desk end in delicate horse hoof feet and give the desk a very elegant shape. The old dark lacquer has worn and been stripped back to show the paler elm wood underneath, though traces remain to give a patina that is full of character. Ideal today as either a desk in a home office, or as a bedroom dressing table, the desk has five useful drawers for storage.