Shanxi Antique Table
Although it dates from around the mid nineteenth century, this lovely table is in a plain style associated with furniture from the earlier Ming dynasty.
The rich, dark lacquer finish is still in good condition, though worn around the feet and on the table's top surface. Like much of the furniture produced in Shanxi province that has survived the years, the table is made from elm wood, and has a lovely patina and attractive grain brought out by the dark finish.
Most likely used originally as a 'wine table' for drinking and as a more general work surface, the table would work wonderfully today as a very attractive desk, console or possibly as a narrow dining table.