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19th Century Chinese Double Deer Plank Top Altar with Everted Ends


A prime example of Qing dynasty furniture, this 19th century table from Shanxi, China is beautifully proportioned and combines practical considerations with aesthetic principles. Its top is carved from a solid, significant walnut timber and the legs are of proportionate size. The side panels are carved with deer, a symbol of longevity. A table with such a grand scale would have originally been placed against the back wall of a large hall or temple where it would have served as a platform for incense burners, candles, and offerings. Additional dimensions: Table apron to floor: 28.5".


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    H 33.75 in. x W 77.25 in. x D 16.5 in.

    H 85.73 cm x W 196.22 cm x D 41.91 cm

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    Chicago, IL
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