Shanxi Black Elm Desk, Chinese Antique
Shanxi, circa 1870
This simple, three drawer table would be ideal today as a small desk in a home office. The worn black lacquer finish is original, although the drawer handles are a recent replacement for the old ones. Produced in Shanxi province in the late 19th century, the desk is in a familiar frame and panel construction, with the narrow legs ending in delicate horse hoof shaped feet.