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Chinese Black Lacquer Altar Table, c. 1850

$5,680

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This 19th-century recessed leg table expresses Ming-dynasty tastes with clean lines and a simple silhouette. Used as a home altar for ancestor worship, the table features everted flanges at either end of the top surface, a characteristic taken from ancient ritual offering tables. The table stands on four round legs linked by double stretchers and topped by simple curved spandrels. The expansive table top is constructed of a single floating panel within a rectangular frame, a design that allows the wood to shrink and expand without strain. Accentuated by a black lacquer finish, the table has a simple yet sophisticated form that blends easily into any interior.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 33 in. (83.82 cm)Width: 83.5 in. (212.09 cm)Depth: 19.5 in. (49.53 cm)
  • Style
    Qing (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Elm,Lacquered
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1850
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: CAPW0011stDibs: LU820029155302

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    Ships From: Chicago, IL
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 2 days of delivery.

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PAGODA RED is a renowned resource for designers as well as collectors of contemporary and ancient Chinese, Korean and Japanese art. They offer a curated edit of fine and provincial furniture, ceramics, scholars' objects, and paintings and textiles, each piece historically and geographically authentic.

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