Ornate Antique Chinese Window Screen Carved Folk Art
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An exceptional and rare Antique Chinese Double-sided, Hand-Carved Window Screen Panel dating to 1900 in fir from the Shanxi Province.
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