Could someone date these Chinese tables? I was told they were quite old. Also any opinion on value? Thank You.
Here is another photo.
And the bottom.
To be honest, the carving looks too rough and ready and the construction a little too slapped together for it to be a true antique. I would hazard a guess at modern reproduction for the export trade.
I would agree, they are reproductions. They started importing these in the late 70's early 80's, so they can have 30-40's of wear on them. You can see where the joinery is coming apart, this is from using freshly cut wood that has not been dried properly, a clear sign of quickly manufactured pieces. HTH, mfrog