Massive Intricately Carved Antique Chinese Altar Table 101" Long 25" deep 48" T

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Seller: asian_country_antique_furniture (522) 100%, Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, Ships to: US, Item: 263583197208 Massive Intricately Carved Antique Chinese Altar Table 101" Long 25" deep 48" Tall. SKU # RV-31829 Note: Shipping time-frame estimates are typically worst case for west coast or more remote areas. East Coast Deliveries usually run more often. Please contact us if you need a more specific time frame. To get more detailed information about our white glove shipping please Click Here. If you are planning on picking up this piece at our Charlotte, NC warehouse, please contact us and schedule a pickup time as we are open by appointment. Massive Intricately Carved Antique Chinese Altar Table. This very unusual altar table would be the focal point of any large room. It would also be well suited for commercial use, such as a restaurant. I would also be a great piece for a movie set. The table has a flush panel top with a double curved edge on each end. The wide legs are set flush with the front edge of the top, connected with large double tenons the fit into the mortises on the top. The legs have some relief carvings on the face, as well as some carved projections on the outside edges of the feet. The front apron is covered with unbelievably detailed carvings. Some of these carvings sit in front of others and it is hard to believe that they are carved from a single piece of wood. There is some age /shrinkage cracking in the carvings. The center of the apron has a large bat facing downwards. Behind the wings on each side are smaller seated 3 dimensional bearded scholars. There are also more bat carvings (bats are symbols of good luck), carvings of pumpkins (symbols of prosperity and abundance) and carved grapes (also symbolizes abundance and sometimes fertility). There are also two carvings of what looks like mice or squirrels or rats. Rats symbolize vitality, so it makes sense that it is shown among the grapes. Around all these carvings are many other relief carved designs. There are also similar carved spandrels outside the front legs. Each end of the table has a single drawer with a pierced carved apron below. There is a small pierced carved panel between a double stretcher on each end. The back side is much simpler with a humpback stretcher between the legs. There are relief carved spandrels, although they are much simpler than the front ones. This large unusual table would be a conversation piece because of its size, design and symbolism. Massive Intricately Carved Antique Chinese Altar Table. Table Specifications: Region: China Wood: Mixed, Mostly Pine Approx Age: Late Qing Dynasty Approx. Dimensions: 101″ Wide, 25″ Deep, 48″ Tall. SKU # RV-31829 NOTE: Most of our pieces are unique, one of a kind pieces, and are subject to prior sale on other channels. We remove pieces from eBay as soon as possible once sold, but in the rare instance the piece has been sold prior to your purchase, we will refund the full purchase price immediately. We try to be as clear as possible in the photos attached and we do try to include areas of excessive wear that we feel you should be aware of. We are limited to 12 photos when we list our items for sale on eBay so it may not be possible to show every detail. We usually have more pictures of most of our pieces. Please contact us if you want to see additional photos or have any questions before purchasing. Condition: As is typical with many of the antique Chinese pieces, where applicable some of the hardware may have been replaced. There is general wear, and may be some shrinkage and age cracks that is typical for a piece this old, especially considering the climate difference. We feel these flaws add to the character of the piece and are preferable to replacement during restoration, Sometimes it is necessary to repair or replace certain components of the furniture, but that is typically done with antique wood. We try to be as clear as possible in the photos attached. however we are limited in the number of photos we can include, so it may not be possible to show every detail. We do try to include areas of excessive wear that we feel you should be aware of. NOTE: We are limited to 12 photos when we list our items for sale on eBay although we have many more pictures of most of our pieces. Please contact us if you want to see additional photos or have any questions before purchasing., Type: Antique Chinese Table, Featured Refinements: Chinese Altar Table, Region of Origin: China, Age: 1900-1940, Primary Material: Wood, Original/Reproduction: Antique Original, Color: Medium Wood Tone

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