A CHINESE EXPORT MOTHER OF PEARL INLAID CARVED HARDWOOD ALTER TABLE, MODERN,
the rectangular top centering a broad single hardwood plank enclosed by a frame form border and scrolled ends, inlaid with central contesting dragons facing a pearl and auspicious blossoming stems, fluttering butterflies and birds partitioned by petal trimmed circular shou symbols, over an elaborately pierced frieze centering a phoenix within sides of meandering floral prunus branches and raised on entwined bamboo stalk legs decorated in flower stems, above shaped panels ending in stylized archaistic paw feet, joined by side panel stretchers enclosing shaped openwork details. Height: 40 1/8", Width: 64 3/4", Depth: 15 3/4"
Good to very good condition with expected small marks, scratches as well as some small repaired areas and fill.
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