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Eight panel gilt lacquer export screen, 19th century, Provenance: Sotheby's, painted in finely detailed gilding on a black lacquer ground, depicting a wide array of festive scenes with figures in elaborate garden pavilions and riverside pagodas, with rolling mountains and hills in the distance, all set inside a floral and key-fret scroll border. The scenes exhibit a range from courtship scenes to musical ensembles to riverboat rides. The back, in contrast to the elaborateness of the front, is decorated in a reserved and restrained style using depictions of flowers and birds. Complete eight panel screen, but that the last two panels do not appear in our photos . Size and Condition: Each panel is 84 1/2 inches tall, and 21 3/4 inches wide. There are various areas of splits and cracking to the lacquer and wood panels commensurate with age, but this is an expected form of wear for these types of pieces, and they do not detract from the beauty and grandeur of the piece. ---TEXAS COLLECTION---

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19th C. Export Eight Panel Screen. Prov. Sothebys

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000Dec 1, 2018