A pair of intricately carved Qing Dynasty Chinese screens mounted in a custom made stand (easily removed). Circa 1880
Carved images depict scenes from classical Chinese Dance. beautifully grained Northern Chinese elmwood showing great patina.
An all original Tibetan Buddhist Monastery door. Lacquer and pigments over linen and wood.
Motif of pair tigers is of unconditional confidence, disciplined awareness, kindness and modesty.
Dimensions: Height: 56 Width: 27 3/4 Thickness 1 1/2 inches
This weight bearing architectural support is made from a solid piece of Northern Chinese Elmwood was most probably used as a supporting beam over an entrance.
The scene is believed to represent Yue Fei (1103 - 1142 A.D.) who was a Chinese patriot and nationalist military leader who fought for the Southern Song Dynasty against the Jurchen (a northern tribe which established the Jin Dynasty).
He is one of the best-known generals in Chinese history, and widely credited for the creation of the m ...click for details