Elm Side Table
Shanxi, circa 1880
This style of table, with recessed legs set beneath an extended top, is one that was developed early on in China's history and was used for centuries for ancestor offerings, for serving wine or as a work surface for calligraphy and painting. This particular table is a fine example, made from elm and in a dark finish. The round legs fit directly into the table top, supported with double braces and with simple apron head spandrels. Smaller and narrower than most Chinese altar tables, this would fit easily into any room as an elegant console.
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