This rare Chinese center table is very unique as the carved stone has a substantial amount of open work. This is extremely rare in this style of table and speaks to the quality of the craftsmanship and quality of the stone. The carved stone is set in a gorgeous rose wood frame and protected with a glass top.
The scene features Guandi and his son, Guan Ping, and squire Zhou Cang and magnificent dragons. Guandi is the Chinese god of war whose immense popularity with the common people rests on the firm belief that his control over evil spirits is so great that even actors who play his part in dramas share his power over demons. Guandi is from the Three Kingdoms period (3rd century CE.)