Hand Carved Wood Table 110+ yrs

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This BEAUTIFUL table is about 18" tall, with the round top about 11 1/2" in diameter. It has 4 legs, even though the photo below looks like three, I was trying to photo the detail on the front legs. The table is highly ornamented with hand carved flowers and leaves, that show the marks of hand chiseling. The smooth part of the table legs show the marks of being hand planed. The table top is also ornamented with a circled border like carving. The table has a dark brown finish.

The origin, I was told by a antique furniture expert and lecturer, is China and it should be a little over 110 years old. The family it originally came from, also claimed in 1997, that this table had been in their family for over 100 years. The wood has a fairly tight grain and no knots. There are no I.D. marks on it but the back upper insides of the legs have numbers on that appear to have been used to assemble the correct leg with the correct corner after it's shipment over seas.

Please note these blemishes: At one time there must have been a chip to the edge of the table top that was repaired but it was not an expert repair, as it is noticeable. On a side panel below the table top there is a wood chip on the border above two blossoms that needs repair, and a deep finish scrap, about an inch long, down to the bare wood on another side panel. One of the inside frame pieces that attaches to the bottom inside of the table top has a crack in it that follows the wood grain, only noticeable when viewed from the bottom, and doesn't seem to affect the tables sturdiness. There is a couple of red paint drops that were not cleaned off very good.

There are numerous small shallow scuff marks and scrapes to the finish on all sections and a few slightly deeper old scratches here and there, some were retouched long ago and some need a touch up currently. The table was probably at one time setting in front of a window with a doily on, as there is sun fading to the table top finish with a doily pattern. Over all though, it is still a beautiful piece, that could use some restoration work to bring it back to it's original glory.

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