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Massive Chinese Antique Carved Armoire, Rustic Northern Style
Dimensions: H 5 ft. 6.5 in. W 5 ft. 1 in. D 24.5 in.
Dealer Location: Ventura County, CA
Materials & Techniques: Wood
Massive Chinese Antique Carved Armoire, Rustic Nor...
Antique 19th Century Chinese Furniture
Wood
This massive armoire is from Shan Xi province, China's ancient frontier and trade post. Commanding at over 5' wide with solid structure and bold features, this exceptional piece demonst...
18th Century Chinese Lacquer Chest on an English Giltwood Stand
Dimensions: H 35.5 in. W 42.25 in. D 21.75 in.
Dealer Location: London, GB
Materials & Techniques: Giltwood, Lacquer
18th Century Chinese Lacquer Chest on an English G...
William Kent
Antique 18th Century Georgian Furniture
Giltwood, Lacquer
An early 18th century Chinese coffer on stand. The coffer of domed form, lockable, and lacquered with bucolic Chinese landscape scenes in gilt and polychrome on a black ground; exten...
Chinese Twelve-Drawer Chest
Dimensions: H 33.25 in. W 4 ft. 7.3 in. D 17.75 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Brass, Elm
Chinese Twelve-Drawer Chest
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Furniture
Brass, Elm
This twelve-drawer mortise and tenon construction chest is a Classic Qing Dynasty design, handcrafted in Shanxi Province out of Elmwood. The clean lines and simple, handcrafted hardware...
Finely Woven Chinese Trunk
Dimensions: H 19.5 in. W 30.5 in. D 20 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Reed, Cedar, Lacquer
Finely Woven Chinese Trunk
Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Qing Furniture
Reed, Cedar, Lacquer
Traditional Chinese homes were not designed with closets, so trunks were used for safekeeping and storage. This very fine 18th century example, lined in cedar, was likely used in an ari...
Pair of Chinese Petite Butterfly Tables
Dimensions: H 21 in. Dm 13 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Elm
Pair of Chinese Petite Butterfly Tables
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Furniture
Elm
These petite tables may have originally been used as seats in a traditional Chinese home. Their small stature allowed them to be easily moved inside or out. The legs combine to form the...
Pair of Chinese Low Inset Leg Tables
Dimensions: H 20.75 in. W 41.75 in. D 30.5 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Elm
Pair of Chinese Low Inset Leg Tables
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Furniture
Elm
This pair of tables would have flanked a low platform bed in a traditional home's intimate space. Perfectly proportioned, they are quintessential examples of traditional Chinese furnitu...
Lanna Thai Teak Wood Display Cabinet with Two Drawers
Dimensions: H 5 ft. 5 in. W 32 in. D 17 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Teak, Glass
Lanna Thai Teak Wood Display Cabinet with Two Draw...
Early 20th Century Thai Furniture
Teak, Glass
This Lanna Thai display cabinet is from the Northern Thailand and is made from teak wood and glass. It features a shelf and two drawers for storage.   
Chinese Painter's Table
Dimensions: H 33 in. W 5 ft. 9.5 in. D 26.5 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Rosewood
Chinese Painter's Table
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Furniture
Rosewood
This 19th century table likely graced the study of a Qing-dynasty scholar. The size is ideal for viewing scrolls and executing paintings or calligraphy. Made of huali, the table’s legs,...
Chinese Two-Drawer Altar Table
Dimensions: H 32.25 in. W 44.5 in. D 21.5 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Brass, Walnut
Chinese Two-Drawer Altar Table
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Furniture
Brass, Walnut
Striking the perfect balance between ornament and function, this lovely 19th century altar table was masterfully crafted out of walnut with carved spandrels and relief detailing. The wo...
Late 19th Century Antique Chinese Manchurian Cabinet
Dimensions: H 45 in. W 5 ft. 6 in. D 19 in.
Dealer Location: Glen Ellyn, IL
Late 19th Century Antique Chinese Manchurian Cabin...
Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Furniture
Large antique elmwood Manchurian cabinet with original floral design and lacquer. This very heavy Asian cabinet has excellent storage with an inner shelf. A beautiful cabinet that would...
Blue Gansu Sideboard
Dimensions: H 41 in. W 7 ft. 3.8 in. D 18.88 in.
Dealer Location: San Francisco, CA
Blue Gansu Sideboard
Antique Early 1900s Furniture
Four-door sideboard with light blue dry finish, clean lines and ample storage works in a living or dining space in a modern home. New interior shelf and hardware. Gansu, China, circa 19...
Asian Coffee Table, Antique Low Table
Dimensions: H 16.75 in. W 44 in. D 21.5 in.
Dealer Location: Ventura County, CA
Materials & Techniques: Wood
Asian Coffee Table, Antique Low Table
Antique 19th Century Chinese Furniture
Wood
19th century Chinese low table features four full length drawers adorned with bronze butterfly hardware. Beautiful hoof legs give the nod to Ming dynasty. Perfect coffee table or as ...
19th Century Chinese Elmwood Low Coffee Table
Dimensions: H 11 in. W 31 in. D 24.5 in.
Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Materials & Techniques: Wood
19th Century Chinese Elmwood Low Coffee Table
Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Furniture
Wood
A 19th century Chinese elmwood low table. Very nice antique patina.
Gray End Table
Dimensions: H 28.5 in. W 17.63 in. D 15.63 in.
Dealer Location: San Francisco, CA
Gray End Table
2010s Chinese Furniture
Contemporary light gray lacquer end tables with exposed wood edges and bottom shelf can be used as bedside tables. Available and priced individually.
Antique Farm Table with Sliding Doors, Single Board Top
Dimensions: H 35.5 in. W 5 ft. 5 in. D 20 in.
Dealer Location: Ventura County, CA
Materials & Techniques: Wood
Antique Farm Table with Sliding Doors, Single Boar...
Antique 19th Century Chinese Furniture
Wood
Rustic, natural beauty at its best. Without decorations of carvings or paintings, the beauty of such a table lies with its style and choice of wood. A solid, single board of 2" thicknes...
Gray Two-Door Chest
Dimensions: H 29.63 in. W 19.75 in. D 15.75 in.
Dealer Location: San Francisco, CA
Gray Two-Door Chest
2010s Chinese Furniture
Contemporary two-door grey lacquer chest with one drawer. Use as bedside chests or in the living room. Available and priced individually.
Antique Tribal Chest, Painted with Cranes and Deer
Dimensions: H 21 in. W 5 ft. 2.5 in. D 15 in.
Dealer Location: Ventura County, CA
Materials & Techniques: Wood
Antique Tribal Chest, Painted with Cranes and Deer...
Antique 19th Century Chinese Furniture
Wood
A beautifully painted chest from China's tribal village. The colors are simply splendid. The use of saffron and sage color is unexpected and refreshing. These colors derived from mi...
Vintage Chinese Six-Sided Bamboo Table
Dimensions: H 27.5 in. W 31 in. D 31 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Bamboo
Vintage Chinese Six-Sided Bamboo Table
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Furniture
Bamboo
The six-sided shape of this early 20th century table from Southern China is unusual for furniture of the period made from bamboo. Creating furniture from bamboo was a traditional Chines...
Anglo-Indian Octagonal Game Chest Table
Dimensions: H 24 in. Dm 24 in.
Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Materials & Techniques: Bone, Ebony, Rosewood
Anglo-Indian Octagonal Game Chest Table
Asian Style
Antique 19th Century Indian Anglo-Indian Furniture
Bone, Ebony, Rosewood
Fine and elegant 19th century Anglo-Indian octagonal rosewood game chest table. The octagonal top with elaborate bone and ebony inlay feature a chess board design, resting on an eight-...
Pair of Asian Bookcase with Lattice Work
Dimensions: H 5 ft. 9.5 in. W 38.5 in. D 18 in.
Dealer Location: Ventura County, CA
Materials & Techniques: Wood
Pair of Asian Bookcase with Lattice Work
20th Century Chinese Furniture
Wood
A pair of elegant Chinese bookcase. The solid wood bookcase has an open design with three levels and two drawers. Beautiful rings and lattice work decorate the pieces adding more vi...
Grey Console Table
Dimensions: H 32.38 in. W 41.25 in. D 11 in.
Dealer Location: San Francisco, CA
Grey Console Table
2010s Chinese Furniture
Contemporary parchment/grey lacquer console table with clean lines can be placed at the end of a hallway or in an entryway.
Chinese Provincial Oval Stool with Flared Legs
Dimensions: H 20.75 in. W 23 in. D 19.75 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Elm
Chinese Provincial Oval Stool with Flared Legs
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Furniture
Elm
The traditional squared lines of Ming furniture are given a distinctive curved flair in this Provincial stool. The oval seat and slightly flared legs combine for a dynamic and fluid for...
Polychrome Carved Warrior Figure Table Lamp
Dimensions: H 30 in. W 18 in. D 12 in.
Dealer Location: Oakland, CA
Polychrome Carved Warrior Figure Table Lamp
Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Furniture
Antique polychrome carved Chinese warrior figurine table lamp. Intricately detailed warrior with a colored costume featuring reds, greens, blacks and whites. Solid wood base with a gilt...
Serene Faced Buddha
Dimensions: H 7 in. W 4.5 in. D 4.5 in.
Dealer Location: Shelburne, VT
Materials & Techniques: Stone
Serene Faced Buddha
20th Century Indonesian Furniture
Stone
Here's an attractive stone Restive and Serene Buddha that might grace your favorite garden spot, pool, or indoor sanctuary or shrine space. This was sourced from an American garden ...
Coral End Table
Dimensions: H 33.25 in. W 15.75 in. D 15.75 in.
Dealer Location: San Francisco, CA
Coral End Table
2010s Chinese Furniture
Contemporary coral lacquered end table/stand with one drawer and bottom shelf can be used in the living room or as bedside tables. Available and priced individually.
Vintage Japanese Tansu Chest with Seven Drawers, Natural Finish, Tansu #3
Dimensions: H 36 in. W 34 in. D 13 in.
Dealer Location: Ventura County, CA
Materials & Techniques: Iron, Wood
Vintage Japanese Tansu Chest with Seven Drawers, N...
20th Century Japanese Furniture
Iron, Wood
Beautiful Japanese Tansu chest features seven full length drawers and two sets of sliding doors. Solid elmwood have graceful swirling grains. All iron hardware original to the piece. ...
Chinese Cordovan Lacquer Chest
Dimensions: H 35 in. W 36 in. D 16.75 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Brass, Elm
Chinese Cordovan Lacquer Chest
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Furniture
Brass, Elm
Over century and a half ago, an artisan from China’s Anhui Province carved this chest out of the finest elmwood. At first glance it has a beautiful simplicity, but subtle details make t...
Meiji Period Gold Lacquer Two-Tiered Stand
Dimensions: H 10 in. W 14.5 in. D 12 in.
Dealer Location: New Orleans, LA
Materials & Techniques: Lacquer
Meiji Period Gold Lacquer Two-Tiered Stand
20th Century Asian Other Furniture
Lacquer
Golden lacquer distinguishes this outstanding Japanese two-tiered stand of the Meiji period. The stand features a delicate botanical scene with chrysanthemums on the top and other natur...
Carved Antique Small Table, Candle Stand, Statue Stand
Dimensions: H 10.5 in. W 10.5 in. D 14.5 in.
Dealer Location: Ventura County, CA
Carved Antique Small Table, Candle Stand, Statue S...
Antique 19th Century Chinese Furniture
A beautiful little table with two drawers of carved fronts. The lower section of the table also has a carved scroll panel. Hoof legs add additional interest. This table also makes a won...
19th Century Japanese Wheeled Merchant Tansu Chest
Dimensions: H 19 in. W 36 in. D 19 in.
Dealer Location: San Francisco, CA
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Pine, Steel
19th Century Japanese Wheeled Merchant Tansu Chest...
Antique 19th Century Japanese Furniture
Metal, Pine, Steel
This impressive Edo period tansu was made in the early to mid-19th century. It is a difficult to find Classic merchant's chest with the door slats in the "stone - tatami" pattern reserv...
Antique 19th Century Tall Nan Mu Chinese Cabinet with Outstanding Hardware
Dimensions: H 5 ft. 8 in. W 40.5 in. D 20.5 in.
Dealer Location: Glen Ellyn, IL
Materials & Techniques: Wood
Antique 19th Century Tall Nan Mu Chinese Cabinet w...
Antique 19th Century Chinese Furniture
Wood
19th century double bay, three-drawer tall cabinet with original finish. Very nicely hand-carved lower apron. The outstanding hardware is original to the piece. The Nan Mu has a beautif...
Green Side Chest
Dimensions: H 30 in. W 23.5 in. D 13.5 in.
Dealer Location: San Francisco, CA
Green Side Chest
2010s Chinese Furniture
Green hand-lacquered side chest with one drawer has clean contemporary lines. Perfect for the bedroom or living room.
Chinese Three-Person Splayed Leg Bench
Dimensions: H 21 in. W 4 ft. 10.5 in. D 17 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Elm
Chinese Three-Person Splayed Leg Bench
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Furniture
Elm
The form of this early 20th century three-person splayed leg bench is Classic. It features a solid plank top with wonderful character. The original red lacquer has mellowed beautifully ...
Grey Three-Drawer Console Table
Dimensions: H 32.5 in. W 37 in. D 10.25 in.
Dealer Location: San Francisco, CA
Grey Three-Drawer Console Table
2010s Chinese Furniture
Contemporary grey lacquer console table with three drawers, horse hoof-style feet and exposed wood edges is perfect for the entry way with a lamp and accessories on top.
Antique Chinese Elmwood Table with Hand-Carved Drawers, Mid-19th Century
Dimensions: H 32 in. W 38 in. D 16.5 in.
Dealer Location: Glen Ellyn, IL
Materials & Techniques: Wood
Antique Chinese Elmwood Table with Hand-Carved Dra...
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Furniture
Wood
Antique Chinese Elmwood side table, mid-19th century, with hand-carved detail on the two drawers and simple spandrels.
Pair of Chinese Art Deco Tables, Republic Era
Dimensions: H 32 in. W 36 in. D 17 in.
Dealer Location: Ventura County, CA
Materials & Techniques: Wood
Pair of Chinese Art Deco Tables, Republic Era
20th Century Chinese Art Deco Furniture
Wood
This pair of tables have beautiful, solid, single board tops and exquisite, elegant flared legs. Each table has a drawer on the side. Legs are decorated with the carved European foliage...
Light Blue Dresser
Dimensions: H 36.25 in. W 4 ft. 1.1 in. D 19 in.
Dealer Location: San Francisco, CA
Light Blue Dresser
2010s Chinese Furniture
Contemporary Spanish-style three-drawer dresser with dry light blue finish and curved front. Ample storage for clothing or linens.
Pair of 19th Century Qing Wood Carved Chinese Armchairs
Dimensions: H 38.5 in. W 24.25 in. D 18.75 in.
Dealer Location: Dallas, TX
Materials & Techniques: Rosewood
Pair of 19th Century Qing Wood Carved Chinese Armc...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Furniture
Rosewood
A pair of Chinese Qing armchairs. Very, very heavy; Hongmu or Tieliemu wood! Early 19th century. Very commanding and strong pieces.
Meiji Period Japanese Staircase Tansu
Dimensions: H 6 ft. 11.5 in. W 4 ft. 9 in. D 31 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Wood
Meiji Period Japanese Staircase Tansu
20th Century Japanese Furniture
Wood
A large late 19th-early 20th century Japanese staircase Tansu, with sliding doors, and eight steps.
Rustic Log Bench with Iron Studs, Antique Solid Wood, Substantial
Dimensions: H 36 in. W 6 ft. D 32 in.
Dealer Location: Ventura County, CA
Materials & Techniques: Iron, Wood
Rustic Log Bench with Iron Studs, Antique Solid Wo...
Antique 19th Century Chinese Furniture
Iron, Wood
A substantial rustic bench. This one of a kind bench is made of old jujube logs. Jujube, with its dense, heavy substance and beautiful, unique lumps and knots in appearance, is high...
Red Wedding Sideboard
Dimensions: H 34.63 in. W 5 ft. 1.8 in. D 17.75 in.
Dealer Location: San Francisco, CA
Red Wedding Sideboard
Early 20th Century Chinese Furniture
Red sideboard with hand-painted gold symbols for happiness and prosperity would be a statement piece in a living or dining room. Brown elmwood tone top and sides. Middle bar removes for...
Chinese Round Leg Corner Table
Dimensions: H 32.5 in. W 33.5 in. D 17.25 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Brass, Walnut
Chinese Round Leg Corner Table
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Furniture
Brass, Walnut
Difficult to find the right fit for the corner? This walnut half table is a perfect fit literally. It's unusual to find a corner table from the Qing era. This round leg example features...
Blue Watercolor Sideboard
Dimensions: H 33.5 in. W 4 ft. 11 in. D 15.63 in.
Dealer Location: San Francisco, CA
Blue Watercolor Sideboard
2010s Chinese Furniture
Contemporary four-door sideboard with soft blue and white marbled finished and rounded edges.
Mustard Side Chest
Dimensions: H 32.5 in. W 36.88 in. D 15.63 in.
Dealer Location: San Francisco, CA
Mustard Side Chest
Antique Early 1900s Chinese Furniture
Three-door mustard lacquer side chest with new interior shelf and hardware can be placed next to a bed with a lamp and accessories on top.
Antique Chinese Hand-Carved Elmwood Coffer, Early 20th Century
Dimensions: H 37 in. W 46 in. D 19 in.
Dealer Location: Glen Ellyn, IL
Materials & Techniques: Wood
Antique Chinese Hand-Carved Elmwood Coffer, Early ...
Early 20th Century Chinese Furniture
Wood
Outstanding hand-carved elmwood antique Chinese coffer. Cabinet has original lacquer finish with very deep carving. There are three drawers with an open space under the bottom drawer to...
Handsome Big Antique Japanese Kura Store House Door
Dimensions: H 6 ft. 1 in. W 40.37 in. D 2 in.
Dealer Location: Shelburne, VT
Materials & Techniques: Wood
Handsome Big Antique Japanese Kura Store House Doo...
Antique 19th Century Japanese Edo Furniture
Wood
Japan, an extraordinary keyaki wood (elmwood) door originally from a Kura store house, 19th century classic, Edo-Meiji period (1850-1912). Handmade from solid wood complete with origin...
Seafoam Green Sideboard
Dimensions: H 33.5 in. W 4 ft. 6.6 in. D 16.75 in.
Dealer Location: San Francisco, CA
Seafoam Green Sideboard
Vintage 1920s Chinese Furniture
Vintage sideboard with contemporary clean lines that has been refinished in a fresh seafoam greenish/blue lacquer. New shelving and hardware, circa 1920s.
Chinese Flared Leg Stool
Dimensions: H 20.75 in. W 14.5 in. D 18.75 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Elm
Chinese Flared Leg Stool
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Furniture
Elm
The traditional squared lines of Ming furniture are given a distinctive curved flair in this Provincial stool. The curvature of seat and legs combine for a dynamic and fluid form. The w...
Chinese Antique Side Table
Dimensions: H 34.75 in. W 14.25 in. D 14.25 in.
Dealer Location: Ventura County, CA
Materials & Techniques: Wood
Chinese Antique Side Table
Antique 19th Century Chinese Furniture
Wood
Beautiful side table is the perfect piece to be used in so many areas of your home. It can be a lamp table, a night stand, a base for the statue of vase or a side table next to your sof...
Found, Hand-Carved Buddha
Dimensions: H 36 in. W 19 in. D 4 in.
Dealer Location: Shelburne, VT
Found, Hand-Carved Buddha
20th Century Japanese Furniture
When I first learned that a friend of mine had discovered an overseas warehouse with a few old Buddhist panels found in a corner- he got my immediate attention. We went one to acquire s...
Shandong Mustard Sideboard
Dimensions: H 32.25 in. W 4 ft. 8.8 in. D 15.75 in.
Dealer Location: San Francisco, CA
Shandong Mustard Sideboard
Antique Early 1900s Chinese Furniture
Mustard two-door sideboard with original iron hardware in the middle with clean lines and a contemporary look. New interior shelves and hardware, Shandong, China.
Chinese Tapered Two-Drawer Chest
Dimensions: H 30.5 in. W 38 in. D 17 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Brass, Elm
Chinese Tapered Two-Drawer Chest
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Furniture
Brass, Elm
Originally this table would have been used in a traditional Shanxi home as an incense stand, for serving wine or for displaying potted landscapes or other collectibles. It has developed...
Japanese Antique Red Lacquer Chrysanthemum Form Planter Bowl
Dimensions: H 7 in. W 17.5 in. D 17.5 in.
Dealer Location: Shelburne, VT
Materials & Techniques: Lacquer
Japanese Antique Red Lacquer Chrysanthemum Form Pl...
Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Furniture
Lacquer
Glistening antique red lacquer chrysanthemum form planter or bowl, formerly a hibachi from old Japan dating to the early 1900s A rare find. Fine quality. Lovely old patina. Dimensi...
Gansu Gray Chest
Dimensions: H 33.88 in. W 43 in. D 15.75 in.
Dealer Location: San Francisco, CA
Gansu Gray Chest
Antique Early 1900s Chinese Furniture
Gray lacquered chest with clean lines and orange highlights on the doors would make a statement at the end of a hallway or small entry way, Gansu, China. New hardware.
Japan Fine Old Tea Ceremony Set Complete Signed Mint and Boxed
Dimensions: H 8 in. W 18 in. D 8 in.
Dealer Location: Shelburne, VT
Materials & Techniques: Ceramic, Bamboo, Wood
Japan Fine Old Tea Ceremony Set Complete Signed Mi...
Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Furniture
Ceramic, Bamboo, Wood
Signed, mint and boxed. Japan, a superior and fine old tea ceremony nine-piece set, Natsume Ochawan futaoki. This is a complete antique Japanese tea ceremony set consisting of Mi...
Gray Beijing Chest
Dimensions: H 33.75 in. W 34.5 in. D 16 in.
Dealer Location: San Francisco, CA
Gray Beijing Chest
Antique Early 1900s Chinese Furniture
Two-door gray-blue lacquer Beijing chest with exposed wood edges is an elegant side chest to place next to a bed or a sofa. Middle bar removes for easy interior access, with new shelf a...
Antique Chinese Five Drawer Sideboard, Shanxi Province
Dimensions: H 35 in. W 7 ft. 4.5 in. D 21 in.
Dealer Location: Glen Ellyn, IL
Materials & Techniques: Wood
Antique Chinese Five Drawer Sideboard, Shanxi Prov...
Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Furniture
Wood
Antique Chinese elmwood sideboard, late 19th century, with five drawers. The Aisian table was from Shanxi province. Original lacquer and black finish.
Chinese Two-Drawer Altar Table
Dimensions: H 33.25 in. W 5 ft. 4.3 in. D 15.75 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Brass, Cypress
Chinese Two-Drawer Altar Table
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Furniture
Brass, Cypress
The warm patina of timeworn wood and straightforward styling earn this 19th century altar table a place in any room. Made in Northern China, circa 1850, the table was once used to hold ...