Antique Chinese Petit Altar (5421), Circa 1800-1849
This authentic Antique Chinese Petit Altar is Circa early of 19th century. The intricate carvings of "flower basket, calabash, flute, sword, fan, paint brush, lotus and scrolls" design decorate the front apron of the altar. The two sides of the altar are carved with floral design. The carvings are very delicate and three dimensional. There are wood frames (also known as "skids") at the bottom of the cabinet to connect the legs (a way of furniture making during Ming Qing Dynasty). The cabinet is handcrafted and structured with wooden pegs and tenon structure, which is the very traditional craftsmanship for furniture making in ancient China. Original patina and wear. Made from elm wood with beautiful wood grain, the altar is very solid and has been kept in excellent condition. Copper hardware on drawers and doors.
Size: W38”" x D10” x H12.75”
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