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Chinese Screen, Rare Fretwork Pattern

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Chinese Screen, Rare Fretwork Pattern
The unusual fretwork on this two-panel screen is more reminiscent of an old European cathedral than 18th century Hubei Province in China where it originated. Although at first glance it looks plain, almost severe, its appeal is in the details. The 12 vertical bars on each panel are separated with 36 small carved designs in two different shapes--one a diamond shape centered with a tiny flower, the other a cross centered with a circle. The vertical bars are pegged top and bottom into a series of curves that add greatly to the appeal of the design. The panels, made of elm wood, are hinged but can be separated to display as single pieces. Since they are nearly seven feet tall, they could be used to flank an entrance. The bottom half and backs of the panels are plain. Both are in very good condition. Dimensions: height 82" (209 cm), width of two hinged panels 43" (110 cm), depth 2" (5 cm). SEE MORE ITEMS IN OUR COLLECTION AT WWW.SILKROAD1.COM

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