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Chinese Red and Black Lacquered 19th Century Altar Coffer Table with Chinoiserie



A Chinese red and black lacquered altar coffer table from the 19th century, with chinoiserie motifs, everted flanges and carved legs. Created in China during the 19th century, this altar coffer table, probably used as an altar for a traditional ancestors’ cult, immediately attracts our attention with its exotic lines and red and black lacquer. A rectangular top with central board, flanked with everted flanges, sits above an elegant façade showcasing eight drawers (five small ones over three larger ones), adorned with chinoiserie motifs. Carved spandrels with scrolling foliage connect the façade to the top's underside while the ensemble is raised on four legs, the front scrolling ones being carved with delicate flowers. With its graceful lines and contrasting colors, this 19th century Chinese red and black lacquered altar coffer table will bring a touch of undeniable elegance to any living room or foyer.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 40.5 in. (102.87 cm)Width: 74.5 in. (189.23 cm)Depth: 18 in. (45.72 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    19th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Age appropriate wear and maintenance. Please refer to the various additional photos for further condition detail and contact us with any questions!
  • Seller Location
    Yonkers, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: YN1328 / FEA Home1stDibs: LU863922565772

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    Ships From: Yonkers, NY
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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