Three Drawer Altar

c. 1850
$5,910 $7,880 USD
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Dimensions
W: 76.0" D: 22.0" H: 32.5"
Materials
Northern Elmwood
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
DVB012
Estimated Shipping
$488

A vine motif scrolls along the apron of this 19th-century altar table crafted in China's Henan province. The table was constructed with northern elmwood using mortise-and-tenon joinery techniques, without the use of nails or screws, and cloaked in a striking dark brown finish. A beaded trim along the apron and drawers provides subtle decoration to the table's otherwise minimal design. Originally used as an altar for ancestor worship, the expansive table now accents modern interiors with its striking silhouette.

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