This large and graceful Chinese altar table features clean lines and beautifully-aged patina. The altar’s simple structure and minimal decoration complements the natural beauty of the wood’s deep mahagony patina. The tabletop features inverted flanges supported by straight legs connected by pierced carved side panels with billowy clouds The spandrels feature a hand-carved pierced open scroll design. The table’s clean, simple lines are gracefully contrasted by the beautifully carved apron and legs. Extra piece of wood at the bottom strenthen its structure also away from the damage from moisture.
Clouds are one of the most important elements in Chinese traditional art and are rife with symbolism. They are considered lucky and symbolize the celestial the gods.
This is an ideal piece as a console under a large mirror or painting or as a sofa or wine table.