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A nicely-carved Antique Chinese Hand-Carved Window Screen Panel dating to 1880 in elm from the Shanxi Province with pretty flowers and a geometric pattern.
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. ,
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. ,
The pretty peony is an auspicious symbol of wealth, status, and achievement. The peony also represents springtime, as as such, symbolizes female beauty, reproduction, and the birth of new things. The peony represents peace when it is shown in full bloom. ,
Plum blossoms are thought to symbolize beauty, health, and a long life and are frequently found on Antique Chinese Beds. ,
The Chrysanthemum flower represents a life of ease and is often used as the symbol of Autumn. The Chrysanthemum is considered to represent the Yang dynamic. ,
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. This piece was disassembled in order to strengthen the structure and some small damages were repaired. The piece has been professionally restored and clear coat refinished.
Overall measurements (inches)
37H x 17W x 2D .
Late Qing Dynasty.
Dates to circa
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- Country of Origin
- Jincheng City, China
- Width: 17 inches
- Height: 37 inches
- Depth: 2 inches
- Weight: 11.9 pounds
- Restored. See description for more details.
- Late Qing Dynasty