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    Red Elm Altar Table From Jiangsu - 19th Century

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    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

    Red Elm Altar Table From Jiangsu - 19th Century

    M695

    £3,250

    This elegant antique Qing dynasty Chinese altar table dates to the 19th century. It is constructed from red elm (jumu) in a style often described as a 'recessed leg painters table'. This style originated in the Song dynasty (960 - 1279AD). The legs were recessed and splayed to provide stability. These pieces were multifunctional but were predominantly used as family altar tables. They also doubled as tables for calligraphy, painting and writing by scholars. A family ancestor portrait would be hung above the table & joss sticks lit & placed on the table for the well-being of the household.

     

    This altar table is an excellent example of the style being constructed from a single plank of red elm on the top. It has cloud head spandrels which are auspicious in China. The Chinese word 'yun' is synonomous with the words luck & fortune. 

    Red elm (jumu / 榉木), also known as zelkova or 'southern elm' is considered a superior wood to yumu, its northern cousin. 

    Chinese altar tables are always long & narrow in form - a configuration seldom found in antique European furniture and are great for English hallways or for a wide open living room. 

     

    Dimensions:

     230 x 32  x87 (wxdxh cms)

     

    From China

    UK Delivery Charge - except Highlands & Islands £80
    More delivery options available at checkout

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    This elegant antique Qing dynasty Chinese altar table dates to the 19th century. It is constructed from red elm (jumu) in a style often described as a 'recessed leg painters table'. This style originated in the Song dynasty (960 - 1279AD). The legs were recessed and splayed to provide stability. These pieces were multifunctional but were predominantly used as family altar tables. They also doubled as tables for calligraphy, painting and writing by scholars. A family ancestor portrait would be hung above the table & joss sticks lit & placed on the table for the well-being of the household.

     

    This altar table is an excellent example of the style being constructed from a single plank of red elm on the top. It has cloud head spandrels which are auspicious in China. The Chinese word 'yun' is synonomous with the words luck & fortune. 

    Red elm (jumu / 榉木), also known as zelkova or 'southern elm' is considered a superior wood to yumu, its northern cousin. 

    Chinese altar tables are always long & narrow in form - a configuration seldom found in antique European furniture and are great for English hallways or for a wide open living room. 

     

    Dimensions:

     230 x 32  x87 (wxdxh cms)

     

    From China

    UK Delivery Charge - except Highlands & Islands £80
    More delivery options available at checkout


    Shipping & Warranty

    • Guaranteed authenticity on all antique pieces (where dated)

    • Every item is in stock in the UK

    • We'll contact you to arrange a suitable delivery date

    • Hassle free returns

    • Free Click & Collect available on all pieces


    DISPATCH

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

    • - Furniture Delivery: Within 1 - 2 weeks

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

    DELIVERY

    • - Small items: £7.50

    • - Medium Sized items: £15

    • - Fragile Medium items: £20

    • - Small Furniture items: £40

    • - Furniture & Large Items: £80

    RETURNS

    • - Hassle Free Returns

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

    • - If you are not happy with your order, send it back with our delivery drivers. 

    • - 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 at enquiries@indigo-uk.com, Livechat or calling +44 1672 564722

    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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