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Carved Wood Panel Chinese Scholar In Garden

Carved Wood Panel Chinese Scholar In Garden


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Architectural Elements: Pre 1910: Item # 705829

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A tall, thin scholar in a flowing robe centers this late 19th/early 20th century Chinese wood carving. He holds a fan and strikes a pose of the privileged as his little servant stands by on the left. The scholar presumably is on a stroll through his garden, a spot where the Chinese literati were said to spend a good deal of their time and where they often were shown in paintings and carvings. The deep relief carving is inside an octagon, which is contained within a rectangular cartouche. The panel originally was part of a larger piece, perhaps a screen or door. Such old woodcarvings, with scenes of scholars, battles, courtiers and children playing, are wonderful glimpses into life in China during the Qing Dynasty. Often with gilded figures carved in relief on a dark red background, they are generically referred to as "temple carvings" although many were not in temples but were rescued when houses and other buildings were demolished. This panel, in good condition, has been framed. Dimensions: height 9" (23 cm), width 13 " (33 cm). SEE MORE ITEMS IN OUR COLLECTION AT WWW.SILKROAD1.COM