Antique Chinese Altar Table - 19thC

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Altar tables were used for ancestor worship in China. Usually a family ancestor portrait would be hung above the table and joss sticks lit and placed on the table for the well being of the household. They were always long & narrow in form - a configuration seldom found in antique European furniture. Woods used are Elm, red elm, pine, walnut & more rarely cypress & pear. Our pieces are mostly 19th century & early 20th century.
From China
161 x 35 x 90 (w x d x h cms)

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