Ming Style Altar Table From Gansu - 19thC

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Walnut Altar Table from Gansu Province - 19thC - In the classical Ming Style with round legs and simple spandrels supporting the legs.
Altar tables were used for ancestor worship in China.
Usually a family ancestor portrait would be hung above the table & joss sticks lit & 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, Walnut & more rarely Cypress & Pear
Our pieces are mostly 19th century & early 20th century.
From China
198 x 37 x 82 (wxdxh cms)

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