Ornate Antique Chinese Window Screen Carved Folk Art
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An astounding and rare Antique Double-sided, Hand-Carved Window Screen Panel in fir dating to 1900 from the Shanxi Province of China. This Antique Chinese Window Screen is quite unusual and an example of the finest craftsmanship in China. Antique Chinese Window Screens carried symbolic messages to the viewer, and this Antique Chinese Window Screen features carvings of a pair of peacocks (beauty and dignity), sitting under a plum tree in full blossom (beauty, health and a long life) surrounded by scrolling clouds, while more birds and flowers populate the lower portion of this incredibly detailed piece. The fact that this Antique Chinese Window Screen is just as beautiful and ornately carved on both sides reveals the significant time and labor required to create this piece, estimated at over 100 years old. This gorgeous Antique Chinese Window Screen could be hung on a wall or inserted into a pass-through area or window in your home and would make a wonderful addition to your collection. It is truly a fantastic piece of Folk Art.
In Chinese culture, flowers symbolize growth, fulfillment, and prosperous new beginnings in life. In Feng Shui, flowers are also seen as symbols of success, flourishing, and good luck. And also, like in Western culture, flowers can symbolize love and unity. ,
Birds can symbolize longevity; and also in many Chinese legends, birds carry the souls of the dead to heaven. ,
Plum blossoms are thought to symbolize beauty, health, and a long life and are frequently found on Antique Chinese Beds. ,
The peacock is a symbol of dignity and beauty in Chinese culture. ,
The repetitive, scrolling cloud motif is probably the most common carved decorative accent in Antique Chinese Furniture. This pretty carved flourish, often found on aprons and spandrels, is meant to convey good fortune.
Overall Condition is Restored. Shows normal wear to the finish and miscellaneous nicks, dings, and scratches due to age and use.
Overall measurements (inches)
54H x 21.25W x 1.50D .
Late Qing Dynasty.
Dates to circa
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- Country of Origin
- Pingyao City, China
- Width: 21.25 inches
- Height: 54 inches
- Depth: 1.5 inches
- Weight: 11 pounds
- Restored. See description for more details.
- Late Qing Dynasty
- Chinese Fir