Two Door, Four Drawer Table
Shanxi, circa 1870
This large table doubles as a console and storage cabinet. The style is quite unusual, the tapered legs running up into a thick extended top surface. Two central doors are fitted directly into the table's rounded frames, flanked by three drawers either side with simple ring handles. The table originally would have been finished in black lacquer and this is still visible, though now largely worn to the elm wood beneath. The verdigris effect on the front of the table is a more recent addition, giving even more character to an already unique piece. There is a single shelf behind the two doors. Great as a large console or as a dining room sideboard.