Plank Top Elm Console
Henan, circa 1880
This unusual, rustic console table originates from Henan province in central China and dates from the end of the 19th century. It is made from elm wood, stripped back to the wood's natural colour to show all the cracks, crevices and weathered character of the material. The long, thick plank top is made from a single piece of wood and sits over slightly spayed legs, supported with long, irregular stretchers.