A lacquered dresser base

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A lacquered dresser base

Ref: Q-hai DB

A late 19thC lacquered Altar table from Gansu province in Northern China.
Made of Elm , and arranged with 3 drawers set into base with elaborate carved and curved apron ,legs ,and spandrells.
It is easy to dismiss late Qing furniture as being over guady and elaborate a Victorian sense , but this Altar has much to recommend it .
The soft worn colour and condition of the lacquer and the curvilinear shape that demands attension without, being over fussy.
170 x 52 x 85 cm