Four Seasons Altar Table

c. 1850
$6,880 USD
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Dimensions
W: 76.5" D: 19.75" H: 33.5"
Materials
Northern Elmwood
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
BJH067
Estimated Shipping
$488

This grand table from China's Shanxi province was originally used in a Qing-dynasty household as an impressive domestic altar for ancestor worship. Designed to be the centerpiece of the room, the altar has a floating panel top, recessed legs linked by simple stretchers, and an ornately carved paneled front.

Each front panel depicts a flower signifying one of the four seasons - chrysanthemums for autumn, plum blossoms for winter, peonies for spring, and lotuses for summer. Our skilled artisans have converted the centermost panel into a functional drawer, decorated with a bat, a symbol of happiness. A fretwork apron further decorates the table front, carved to resemble an archaistic dragon twisting through geometric scrollwork.

Additional Dimensions:
Table apron to floor: 19.5"H
Drawer: 9.25"W x 13.25"D

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