|A mid to late 19th century Japanese low table in rosewood with a well figured rectangular top in plain border, decorated with low relief carving. Often referred to in the West as "altar tables", The Japanese developed these rectangular, narrow tables to hold musical instruments or to display items of wealth and beauty such as lacquer or flower arrangements. The lower height of the tables were designed for the Asian ‘floor sitting’ culture proportions.
Rosewood Furniture and décor is one of east Asia’s craftsmanship wonder which is a result of Japanese and Chinese masters from various centuries carving and crafting for the ancient nobles, royal courts and wealthy aristocratic households of Asia. Rosewood is an extremely valuable and rare wood, prized by sculptors, collectors and artists for the quality of its timber, craftsmanship and nostalgic cultural value across Asia. The tree is slow-growing, with a lifespan of several hundred years, and the rise in demand has brought numerous species of rosewood near commercial extinction. The wood is a beautiful richly hued timber, often brownish with darker veining but found in many different hues. All rosewoods are strong and heavy, taking an excellent polish, being suitable for guitars.
Size : 89(W) x 89(L) x 32(H) cms.
Weight : 6.6 kgs.