Mid Size Rose Wood Table with Slender Legs

Shanxi Province Late C19th/early C20th

Dimensions: W:125 D:24.5 H:81 (cm)
Reference: TR273


  • Description

    A decorative narrow rose wood table evolved from classical Ming style, the piece is softer, almost feminine and an expression of the Yin of Chinese culture.

    The combination of the beautiful rose wood grain and graceful craftsmanship create a Chinese table of great allure. The surface is a narrow single plank, with everted ends and fine waisted moulding which enhance its clean, sleek lines. 

    Sophisticated wood joinery techniques create an almost seamless overall integration of the pointed end sword joinery, aprons, fortuitous cloud spandrels and single plank top.

    The table’s delicacy is emphasized by fine beading along the edges of the apron, spandrels, stretchers and legs, with incense-stick beading raised in relief down the centre of each leg to accentuate the slender verticality of the piece.

    The slightly rounded profile of the table edge gives further definition to the waist and is another elegant touch, together with unusually slim legs ending with delicate lotus pad feet.

    The grain of the rose wood is visually warm and entrancing, while traces of original lacquer remain. 

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…slender and elegant form in traditional classic style…

  • Rare genuine antiques
  • Highly appreciated sympathetic restoration
  • International delivery available
  • Over many years I have found Sharon’s treasure trove of Chinese furniture a wonderful insight into China’s history and heritage. Each piece tells a story of bygone days and I only wish I had more space to accommodate even more items.

    Lou Tabor
  • We are absolutely delighted with the our tall red lacquered leather Chinese hat-box we purchased from Sharon Fitzsimmons. We were looking for an interesting and unusual piece, and this absolutely fits the brief. The quality, colour and size are perfect for our needs, both in appearance and as a useful side-table. Not only that, but we have an interesting talking point for our guests!

    Peter and Joanna Ruddock
  • I have a modern house and the clean lines of antique Chinese furniture suit it very well. The occasional red lacquer piece looks striking, such as a coffer I use as a sideboard in my dining area. I particularly love a pair of narrow, columnar walnut Gansu cabinets and I think they will enhance a contemporary walnut dining table I am awaiting delivery. I like the visual interest of old wood and mixing old and new adds character to a decor.

    Tina MacFarlane

Why Choose a Piece from the Collection

We have a rigorous selection criteria that every late Qing Dysnasty (1644-1911) piece must meet: authenticity, rarity, originality, function and fine craftsmanship. The provenance varies but is mostly Shanxi Province, a region renowned for Qing furniture. We offer diversity, and styles range from classical to vernacular. Over the many years the true testimony of our selection process is that customers are more than satisfied, and are often repeat buyers, as pieces are consistently proven to enhance interiors.

Restoration as Conservation of Antiques

Dedicated singlemindedness in carefully and painstakingly restoring every single antique, simple or complex, has resulted in a sympathetic conservation of antiques, pleasingly meeting customers satisfaction. Our restorers have an understanding of the original craftsman’s skills such as joinery, lacquering, carving, painting and other age old carpentry ways. Each restoration is done by experienced and skilled craftsmen with great attention to detail. On completion each piece is a stand alone form, with presence, integrity and artistic personality.