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    Our origins are in wholesale, so from movies to restaurants, retailers to architects, we have a long history of supplying our trade clients with unusual and unique oriental furniture & decorative art. 

    Whether purchasing for resale or buying on behalf of a client, we offer trade discount pricing to:


  • Retail Stores
  • Interior Designers
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  • Architects
  • Event Producers

  • For all trade and wholesale enquiries please email us with your contact and business name, company registration number & VAT number (if applicable) to enquiries@indigo-uk.com or call 01672 564722


    For full details, visit our Trade & Wholesale Page

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    Looking for that one off iconic piece for an event or requiring props for a filming or a photography shoot? You will have seen our oriental antique furniture & decorative art in the James Bond films, The Golden Compass and many others.


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    For full details, visit our Trade & Wholesale Page

    Half Tables From Shanxi (Ming Style) - 18th Century

    SKU:C1866V1

    £1,450

    This elegant antique Chinese pair of half tables are from Shanxi province and date to the 18th century - Qing dynasty (1644–1911) - they're made in the classic Ming dynasty style. Pairs of tables as old as these are rare to find in China, especially with their original high quality brass hardware like these. The tables are crafted from northern elm wood (yumu 榆木) which has developed a beautiful patina over time. The original burgundy lacquer has worn on the tabletops but remains on the drawer faces, sides and legs. 

     

    These tables have a beautiful patina and it would be a real shame to split them up. The interiors of the drawers are strong indicators of their age. These tables can be referred to as 'his & hers' with one with a single drawer and the other with double drawers. 

     

    Half tables (半桌 Bàn zhuō) have existed in China since before the Ming dynasty but rose to prominence in the Qing dynasty. They're often depicted in Chinese paintings such as the ones in the photos. Half tables were often made in pairs and used butting to square tables for additional space for dining. Half tables were incredibly versatile and used for serving food & wine, but also as standalone tables in the home. Note that a half table is defined by its depth being less than half its width. A wine table is usually at least as deep as it is wide. Hence the terms often being interchangeable. 

     

    Although this is a pair of tables, they are priced individually. 

     

    Dimensions:

    100 x 45 x 86 (wxdxh cms)

     

    From China

    UK Delivery Charge - except Highlands & Islands £40
    More delivery options available at checkout

    Dimensions: W100 x D45 x H86 cm


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    This elegant antique Chinese pair of half tables are from Shanxi province and date to the 18th century - Qing dynasty (1644–1911) - they're made in the classic Ming dynasty style. Pairs of tables as old as these are rare to find in China, especially with their original high quality brass hardware like these. The tables are crafted from northern elm wood (yumu 榆木) which has developed a beautiful patina over time. The original burgundy lacquer has worn on the tabletops but remains on the drawer faces, sides and legs. 

     

    These tables have a beautiful patina and it would be a real shame to split them up. The interiors of the drawers are strong indicators of their age. These tables can be referred to as 'his & hers' with one with a single drawer and the other with double drawers. 

     

    Half tables (半桌 Bàn zhuō) have existed in China since before the Ming dynasty but rose to prominence in the Qing dynasty. They're often depicted in Chinese paintings such as the ones in the photos. Half tables were often made in pairs and used butting to square tables for additional space for dining. Half tables were incredibly versatile and used for serving food & wine, but also as standalone tables in the home. Note that a half table is defined by its depth being less than half its width. A wine table is usually at least as deep as it is wide. Hence the terms often being interchangeable. 

     

    Although this is a pair of tables, they are priced individually. 

     

    Dimensions:

    100 x 45 x 86 (wxdxh cms)

     

    From China

    UK Delivery Charge - except Highlands & Islands £40
    More delivery options available at checkout


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    Free UK mainland delivery on orders over £100 | Use code "DELIVERY" at checkout

    DISPATCH

    • - Non-furniture Delivery: 2-5 working days

    • - Furniture Delivery: Within 1 - 2 weeks

      (We'll call you to arrange a specific delivery date)

    • Free UK mainland delivery on orders over £100 | Use code "DELIVERY" at checkout

    RETURNS

    • - Hassle Free Returns

    • - Return your order within 28 days for a full refund (excluding delivery charges)

    • - Items must be returned in a resalable condition

    • - Collections can be arranged on request

    • Product Specific delivery charges visible above "Add to Basket" button and in Checkout (scroll up)

    • Additional charges may apply for deliveries to highlands, islands, out of area deliveries and collections. 

    • International Delivery: Please contact us for quotes on individual pieces

    Trade & Wholesale

    Our origins are in wholesale, so from movies to restaurants, retailers to architects, we have a long history of supplying our trade clients with unusual and unique oriental furniture & decorative art. 

    Whether purchasing for resale or buying on behalf of a client, we offer trade discount pricing to:


  • Retail Stores
  • Interior Designers
  • Film & Photo Studios
  • Architects
  • Event Producers

  • For all trade and wholesale enquiries please email us with your contact and business name, company registration number & VAT number (if applicable) to enquiries@indigo-uk.com or call 01672 564722


    For full details, visit our Trade & Wholesale Page

    Prop Hire

    Looking for that one off iconic piece for an event or requiring props for a filming or a photography shoot? You will have seen our oriental antique furniture & decorative art in the James Bond films, The Golden Compass and many others.


    For all prop hire enquiries please send emails to enquiries@indigo-uk.com or call 01672 564722


    For full details, visit our Trade & Wholesale Page

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