Hardwood Altar Table with Clouds and Dragons

c. 1900
$7,800 USD
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W: 93.0" D: 13.5" H: 36.0"
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This elegant console table was expertly crafted over 150 years ago and likely served as a family’s home altar where they paid their respects to revered ancestors. The top is comprised of a solid plank of hardwood decorated with a finely beaded trim and everted flanges at either end. The table stands on straight recessed legs inset with fretwork panels and topped with large spiral-form spandrels resembling billowing clouds. The side panels are carved with a whimsical design of a mythical dragon amid swirling clouds, a classic motif of power and good fortune. The fine altar table has its original coat of glossy dark brown lacquer, now lustrously-aged with subtle crazing and fantastic character.

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Year of the Dragon

The Lunar New Year is a time to honor our ancestors and gather with friends & family. This year's celebration brings the Year of the Wood Dragon. The 5th animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac, the dragon is a powerful heavenly being associated with ambition, strength and success.

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