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Summer Sale - Exceptional and Large 18th Century Shangxi Elm Altar Table

An early and extremely large Chinese solid elm table
Late 18th Century/Early 19th Century
101 inches wide, 21 inches deep, 35 inches high.

For metric please multiply by 2.5
Full Description
An early and extremely large Chinese solid elm table with carved lipped double mouldings to top and open frieze on ten to the four sides and resting on four very substantial reeded legs.

The top is a single board of elm set in a deeply framed border.

The whole with original hand adzed timbers.

The table is very heavy and robust, with some losses, marks and bruises. A section of the rear lower bar of the rear frieze has been professionally replaced but is extremely well blended and difficult to identify even on close inspection, otherwise the table is completely original with much of the original lacquer still present.

A truly stunning centre table, narrow enough for a hallway, very tactile and characterful.

Late 18th Century/early 19th Century.