Shanxi Serving Table, Antique Chinese
Shanxi, circa 1880
This lovely table is from Shanxi province in central China, made most likely from poplar wood and in a dark wood stain. Double stretchers fit around the rounded legs, inset with a carved apron that goes around all sides. Used originally either as a serving table or as an altar table, the various signs of wear and use over the years have left a lovely patina, and this would make a beautiful console today.