Consigned Antique Chinese Door Carved Flowers Bamboo

Product Details
Item #: CF3B-0
Dimensions (inches): 99H x 20W x 2D
Comment: A stunning Antique Chinese Door Panel Screen dating to 1900 in fir from the Zhejiang Province which features high-quality hand-carved openwork of a vase of flowers.
Origin: Zhejiang Province, China
Date: 1900
Chinese fir has straight and even grains and is typically light brown in color. Not all varieties of fir are suitable for furniture making, but those coming from Fujian province and other high altitude regions tend to have excellent densities and textures so are commonly used.
Condition: RESTORED
Chinese homes were open to the elements to a much greater degree than homes in the Western world, and often did not have wooden floors. For this reason, it is highly likely that any antique Chinese piece of furniture on the market today has been restored. This particular item has been professionally restored, which may mean that some areas have been rebuilt or replaced, some hardware may not be original, and the piece has been refinished on either the interior, the exterior, or both.
Item Specifics: Shows normal wear, wood separation at the joints, and miscellaneous nicks, dings, and scratches due to age and use. Some of the carved flowers have been professionally restored. The entire piece has been re-finished by master artisans and the piece retains glimpses of its original orange or red lacquer.
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Mark: EuroLux Home
Subject: FLOWERS
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. ,
Cranes are special symbols in Chinese culture as they were believed to live up to 2000 years, so they were considered a symbol of longevity. Two cranes together represent a long marriage, as cranes were thought to mate for life. Cranes can also symbolize wisdom and the special bond between a father and his son. ,
In Chinese symbolism, the butterfly represents love and joy, and also change and positive transformation, as the butterfly changes from a caterpillar into a beautiful winged butterfly. ,
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 3,000 years, in order to preserve their immortality. ,
Bamboo is thought to represent longevity in Chinese symbolism. Due to its hardy nature and ability to survive harsh weather, Bamboo is also thought to represent the combination of upright integrity and strength with accommodating flexibility and resilience. This natural balance of strength and grace, is also a symbol of the Yin and the Yang dynamic.
The peacock is a symbol of dignity and beauty in Chinese culture. ,
The Eight Immortals, a group of eight transcendent, spiritually advanced beings, are an ancient part of Chinese mythology, and their symbols are found everywhere. The basket of flowers or fruit represents Lan Cai, the Immortal who is associated with longevity. The basket of flowers or fruit reminds the viewer of the transience of life.
Subject Keywords: Flowers, Birds, Cranes, Butterfly, Peach, Bamboo, Peacock, Basket of Flowers or Fruit
Style: Late Qing Dynasty LATE QING DYNASTY
Late Qing Dynasty
For centuries in Chinese culture, furniture was only used by the elite and high-ranking government officials. Toward the end of the Ming Dynasty (AD 1368 - 1644), there was a shift in class structure as a rising merchant class had more wealth to purchase furniture for their own homes, and this trend continued during the Qing Dynasty (AD 1645 - 1911). As furniture was seen as a status symbol for this merchant class, and especially under the influence of the Manchurian Emperor Qianlong, furniture became more and more ornately carved with geometrical patterns and animal and botanical symbols, which conveyed messages to the viewer. Late Qing Dynasty Antique Chinese Furniture is known as the people's furniture, and is also called Antique Chinese Country furniture or Antique Vernacular Chinese Furniture, and is made from softwoods such as elm and walnut. It is both attractive and functional, and in some cases should be considered Folk Art.
Object: Door

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