Antique Chinese Window Shutter Carved Dragon Geometric

Antique Chinese Window Shutter Carved Dragon Geometric

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Antique Chinese Window Shutter Carved Dragon Geometric
Antique Chinese Window Shutter Carved Dragon Geometric
Antique Chinese Window Shutter Carved Dragon Geometric
Antique Chinese Window Shutter Carved Dragon Geometric
Antique Chinese Window Shutter Carved Dragon Geometric
Antique Chinese Window Shutter Carved Dragon Geometric
Antique Chinese Window Shutter Carved Dragon Geometric
Antique Chinese Window Shutter Carved Dragon Geometric

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CF5B-0

Overall measurements (inches)

52H x 13.75W x 3.50L .

A wonderful Antique Chinese Window Shutter Screen Panel dating to 1900 in fir from the Zhejiang Province and featuring intricate hand-carved openwork with a repeating geometric pattern around the edge symbolizing infinity.

DRAGON

Dragons are a powerful symbol in Chinese mythology and symbolize power authority male vigor and fertility. They represent the "yang" force in the "yin-yang" dynamic.



PEACH

In Chinese symbolism the peach represents longevity. There is a myth that the Eight Immortals gather in the Kun Lun mountains to eat the fruit of a peach tree which blooms once every 3000 years in order to preserve their immortality.

LOTUS

In Buddhist symbolism the lotus flower represents purity and perfection as the lotus plant grows in mud and muck yet the beautiful bloom arises untainted. The lotus sometimes represents the Buddha himself and can also symbolize love and harmony between a married couple. The lotus also represents the summer as it blooms during this hot season.

GEOMETRIC PATTERNS

Elaborate repeating or overlapping geometrical patterns were often used on Antique Chinese Window Screens and on the edges of Antique Chinese Furniture. A range of shapes from curves and circles to triangles squares trapezoids and hexagons have been found. While beautiful and mesmerizing to the eye these patterns also symbolized lasting and unbroken prosperity and the concept of infinity.

Overall Condition is Restored. Shows normal wear and miscellaneous nicks dings and scratches due to age and use. The original hinge pin is bent.

Material(s):

Chinese Fir.

Style:

Late Qing Dynasty.

Dates to circa

1900.

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  • Reference #
  • CF5B_0_0
  • Quantity
  • 1
  • Category
  • Furniture & Furnishings
  • Department
  • Antiques
  • Maker
  • EuroLux Home
  • Year
  • 1900
  • Country of Origin
  • Zhejiang Province, China
  • Dimensions
  • Width: 13.75 inches
  • Height: 52 inches
  • Depth: 0 inch
  • Weight: 6.6 pounds
  • Condition
  • Restored. See description for more details.
  • Style
  • Late Qing Dynasty
  • Material
  • Chinese Fir

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