Lovely example of a low Chinese alter table in Chinese elm wood.
Probably 19th C., but could be earlier.
Very good, sound and solid, condition with a wax finish.
Made mostly from Chinese Elm which has a very attractive grain and takes wax very well.
These were originally finished in a thick layer of dark lacquer, the remnants of which are visible on the underside. For this reason there are often repairs to natural faults in the original wood during manufacture, as can be seen by the repair to the top side rail, as well as different types of wood included in the table, as evidenced by the use of a different wood in the central top panel.
Measures 107 cm long with a width of 32 cm wide and a stands at a height of 49 cm.