Chinese Altar Tables in Malaysia
A Chinese altar table is a piece of furniture with religious significance. In Malaysian-Chinese
families, the table is commonly called the praying altar. It usually includes statues of the deities,
plaques of the ancestors, and candles 龙香. Sometimes, there are also food offerings for the gods.
The table’s purpose is to offer prayers and offerings to the gods. The stories of the tables are as
interesting as the items that adorn them.
A Chinese Ming Style Altar Table is crafted with traditional craftsmanship from the ancient
country. This piece of furniture features a tenon and wooden peg structure. It was made in Hong
Kong during the early 1900s by the George Zee Furniture Co. The label is incomplete but is still
in very good condition. The altar table is about 48 inches long, 18 inches wide, and 15 inches
A Chinese Ming Style Altar Table is made with traditional craftsmanship from ancient China. This
altar table is crafted with a traditional tenon and peg structure. It is a reproduction of a traditional
Chinese Ming style altar table and was made by George Zee Furniture Co in Hong Kong in the
early 1900s. The table is in excellent condition, but does have a few pieces of a label on the
bottom. It measures approximately 48 inches long, 18 inches wide, and 15 inches tall.
A Chinese Ming Style Altar Table is made using the traditional craftsmanship of ancient China. It
is built with wooden pegs and a tenon structure. The table was created by the George Zee
Furniture Co in Hong Kong. There is a fragment of the label on the bottom of the table, but
otherwise it is in great condition. The size of this beautiful altar table is about 15 inches high, 18
inches wide, and forty inches long.
A Chinese altar table is not a decorative object. Depending on the use of the table, it may have
different styles. The most common style is made with wooden pegs and tenons. In Malaysia, the
Chinese Altar Table is usually made with wooden pegs and tenors. This type of a table is not a
good choice for a home with an intricate design because it is too heavy. It’s better to buy a table
that is designed for your home.
The altar cloth is the most important part of the altar. It is made of red silk and red linen backing.
The altar cloth is adorned with auspicious Chinese motifs. Dragons, four-legged phoenix, and
other heavenly figures are placed on the lower panel. The lower panel is made of a red fabric
with gold-wrapped metallic threads. The top panel is decorated with a tenon shaped lily.