Carved Elm Oriental Altar Table
Beijing, circa 1780
This gorgeous antique Chinese altar table has been stripped back to the natural elm wood, showing a beautifully patterned grain in a pale finish. The table is over 200 years old, in a classic design that incorporates cloud head spandrels above the legs to the front and back. There are signs of a long and colourful history, including scorch marks on the top surface - the result of offerings to ancestors. With it's lovely natural, pale wood finish this would make a stunning console today in a hallway or reception room.
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