"Sleeping Dragon" Altar Table

c. 1850
$6,880 USD
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Dimensions
W: 117.5" D: 20.0" H: 36.0"
Materials
Northern Elmwood
Lacquer
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
U035
Estimated Shipping
$595

Long, narrow altar tables were the focal point of a traditional Chinese home, prominently displayed in the main hall as a place of family worship or as a display of precious objects. This long flush-sided table is beautifully proportioned with a solid plank top surface set upon scrolled sleeping dragon carved legs. Constructed in the mid-19th century with mortise-and-tenon joinery techniques, the table is made of carved northern elmwood (yumu) and cloaked in dark black lacquer, now beautifully aged from use.

Additional Dimensions:
Table Apron to Floor: 32.50"

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