Chinese Qing Dynasty Wine Table
The provincial Chinese table known as a "wine" table is a form originating in the Song Dynasty and finding wide-spread popularity in the Ming period throughout Northern China. This particular table based on this classic form was made in the Qing dynasty from 1800 to 1850 of elm with traditional tenon joinery. Raised on rounded splayed legs to spandrels above a curvilinear stretcher. The back side stretcher has been lost.
A subtle finish with rich patina and beautiful elm grain set this table apart. No modern finish or polish has been added. Dings and dents on the surface consistent with age.
Measures 38½ inches wide by 19 inches deep by 32¼ inches tall.
This table could accommodate a chair to be used as a desk. It is 23 inches to the bottom of the curved stretcher.