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19th Century Chinese Shallow Sword Foot Altar Table with Ruyi Medallion


A black lacquer finish brings out the beautiful Silhouette of this elegant Qing-dynasty altar table once used to hold incense, offerings and portraits honoring ancestors. Skillfully constructed without nails or screws, this beautifully proportioned table floats an everted top on a graceful frame accented with carved ruyi medallions, symbols of good fortune. Subtle sword-shaped feet are another example of the care that went into crafting this finely appointed table.     


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    H 34.25 in. x W 60 in. x D 13.25 in.

    H 87 cm x W 152.4 cm x D 33.66 cm

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    Chicago, IL
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