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Ancient Chinese Carved Wood Altar - Temple or Home Worship

Ancient Chinese Carved Wood Altar - Temple or Home Worship
Ancient Chinese Carved Wood Altar - Temple or Home Worship
Ancient Chinese Carved Wood Altar - Temple or Home Worship
Ancient Chinese Carved Wood Altar - Temple or Home Worship
Ancient Chinese Carved Wood Altar - Temple or Home Worship
Ancient Chinese Carved Wood Altar - Temple or Home Worship
Ancient Chinese Carved Wood Altar - Temple or Home Worship
Ancient Chinese Carved Wood Altar - Temple or Home Worship
Ancient Chinese Carved Wood Altar - Temple or Home Worship
Ancient Chinese Carved Wood Altar - Temple or Home Worship
Ancient Chinese Carved Wood Altar - Temple or Home Worship
Ancient Chinese Carved Wood Altar - Temple or Home Worship

Ancient Chinese Carved Wood Altar - Temple or Home Worship
Extraordinarily old, this altar piece is in remarkably good condition considering its age, with wood erosion on the base. Note the later nails from bottom side in an effort to keep the base in place, which of course would have only had peg construction. The top central piece has losses and obviously was not re-gilded at a later date, as was obviously done to the majority of the carving. The pedestal is secure where an icon may be placed. Please examine all the photos for your opinion; ours would be that it is extremely old and has considerable fine workmanship. There is a note scrap with writing on the back that (to the best of our ability) seems to say: Shrine to God of War. " "To the upright loyal charitable brave.

The latter may be a translation of the calligraphy. Also Kuan Sheng Ti, lord.

A screw eye was placed on the back of the altar, obviously in modern times. It holds a woven wire to the bottom of the piece, most likely in an effort to ensure that no section of the ancient piece of art would be lost. All of these measures are significant in that they exhibit the reverence held for the piece down through generations.....

And even the innocent application of modern re-gilding would show that the most recent generation, although not artisans, would display their high regard in this innocent gesture of respect. We invite the admiration and opinions regarding this artifact, which we have highly esteemed over the lengthy time it has been maintained in our collection. The item "Ancient Chinese Carved Wood Altar - Temple or Home Worship" is in sale since Wednesday, March 2, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Other Chinese Antiques".

The seller is "byjoan" and is located in Macclenny, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Type: Altar
  • Primary Material: Wood
  • Region of Origin: China
  • Size: Please see description

Ancient Chinese Carved Wood Altar - Temple or Home Worship