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Chinese Side Table Antique Geometric Fretwork Two-Tone Gold Red Scholars Tea

Chinese Side Table Antique Geometric Fretwork Two-Tone Gold Red Scholars Tea

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A beautiful and very rare two-toned antique Chinese Scholar’s table in lovely condition. Dating from the end of the Qing Dynasty, this stunning and practical piece makes an ideal lamp or side table and will add gorgeous colouring and bygone Eastern charm and quality to any interior.


This Scholar’s table or Tea table was made around 1900, likely in Jiangsu Province, from honey-toned Yumu (Northern Elm) and gorgeous deep ruddy-brown Blood Ju, the top grade of Jumu (Southern Elm), giving it a striking, special and very rare two-tone aesthetic.


Expertly crafted using traditional joinery, it features a mitred top with central Blood Ju inlay above a recessed Blood Ju section and rounded shoulders featuring bat carvings (the Chinese symbol for good luck.) It has lovely horse hoof feet, with the central shelf of Blood Ju inlay while the lower shelf features beautiful and eye-catching geometric fretwork.


All in all this is a stunning and very rare antique Chinese side table with so much to admire, it will enhance any interior with its bygone charm, beautiful detail and gorgeous colouring.



This is very good condition. Structurally sound, it shows only to-be-expected signs of its age including a few minor hard-to-notice historic wormholes which have been treated for good measure. Overall it's a stunning rare table in lovely antique condition and if well looked after it should be just as impressive for generations to come – please see the photos.



Height – 68.5cm, Width – 40cm, Depth – 40cm, Weight – 7.5kg.  



UK delivery price quoted, collection also available from Warwick UK. Please CONTACT US FOR INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY QUOTES - the current International delivery quote is just a place-holder. 



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