Circa 1880, Chinese fruitwood altar table, with a long narrow top with inserted centre section framed with mitred corners in similar wood. The top retains some old splits which have been reinforced from underneath. Beneath the top, the reinforcement stretchers can be seen where the mortices protrude to the front fore edge. The underside of the table is in the classic Chinese taste. There are large quarter brackets on the outside with open and carved fretwork on both sides. There are also quarter brackets at the top of legs with a shaped edge. Beneath the top is a simple apron which is rounded and moulded with fretwork galleries at both ends framed by a further stretcher. There are uprights on each end which are simple and chamfered. The front legs are square with chamfered corners and the back legs are simply square. There are double stretchers at the sides. The table has a rustic look about it and very stylish.
- 85cm high x 185cm wide x 47cm deep.