Offered by: Wells and Company
By Appointment Only Hudson, NY , United States Call Seller 607.760.4305


Large Qing Dynasty Chinese Altar Table

Price Upon Request
  • Description
    A large elm-wood altar or console table with everted flanges or 'qiaotou' (commonly called "birds wings"), supported on recessed trestle legs with multiple carved, stylized ruyi in scepter form, a sacred fungus and with lingzhi and dragon carvings on corner spandrels of apron, symbolizing luck, joy, strength, wealth and longevity.
    The Qing dynasty. (1644–1911) was founded by a northeast Asian people who called themselves Manchus. Their history, language, culture, and identity was distinct from the Chinese population, whom they conquered in 1644 when China was weakened by internal rebellions.
    Shanxi province, China, early to mid 19th century.
    Original surface and patina.
    Measures: 94" long x 17" deep x 41" high (39" high from floor to serving surface).
    Please examine all pics prior to purchase.
  • More Information
    Origin: China
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Elm wood
    Condition: Good. In as found condition. Few dings, few small replaced pieces of fretwork as see in images. Pads placed on feet circa 1900 to protect original foot from stone floor damp, as seen in pics.
    Creation Date: early to mid 19th century
    Styles / Movements: Asian, Traditional, Other
    Incollect Reference #: 675565
  • Dimensions
    W. 94 in; H. 41 in; D. 17 in;
    W. 238.76 cm; H. 104.14 cm; D. 43.18 cm;
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