Walnut Side Table with Drawers
Gansu, circa 1880
This simple table is in walnut and the wood has a lovely warm tone and character. Each of the two drawers is fitted with a simple ring handle and there is an extended surface over the top, which shows the signs of use of the years. The table is from Gansu province in western China, where much of the furniture particularly in the eastern part of the region, was made from walnut, which was readily available. Great today as a side table in a reception area.