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Chinese Antique Painting of Wedding Procession

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Paintings: Pre 1800: Item # 1006090
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Chinese antique painting depicting a large group of travelers arriving at a mountain pavilion presumably for a wedding, a continuous string of figures and horses are shown winding their way around mountains and over streams carrying palanquins and provisions, at one point in the scene a rest stop has been set up with a tent and chairs where men are refreshing themselves and their horses, the party then enters the first set of gates to a beautiful lush palace, figures have just entered the inner gates carrying gifts in red baskets and boxes, in the main pavilion a group of ladies watches the arriving visitors waiting to offer tea, a large banquet has been set and cooks can be seen preparing food in a nearby building. Painted in ink and mineral colors on silk, mounted as a 6 panel folding screen, 17th/18th century. Size: 45" high x 78" wide.