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Chinese Tabletop Mini Screens - Imperial Consorts and Concubines

Chinese Tabletop Mini Screens -  Imperial Consorts and Concubines
Chinese Tabletop Mini Screens -  Imperial Consorts and Concubines Chinese Tabletop Mini Screens -  Imperial Consorts and Concubines Chinese Tabletop Mini Screens -  Imperial Consorts and Concubines Chinese Tabletop Mini Screens -  Imperial Consorts and Concubines
US$35.88
SKU: SKU3555 (Out Of Stock)
Weight : 900.00g ( 1.98 lbs)
Dim: 18.25x9.5x0.25 in (fully open) (46.5x24x0.5 cm)
Material: Wood

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High quality, vibrant and beautiful to look at, this mini table-top folding screen is made up of six wooden panels connected with hinges. On one side of the panels is printed with stunning Chinese calligraphy and paintings of birds and flowers in spring and on the other side a scene of the Imperial consort, concubines and chamber maids in the palace, flanked by images of peonies, phoenixes and exotic birds on the end panels. In Feng Shui, birds signify arrival of good news and opportunities, while peonies and phoenixes symbolize feminine beauty and power. Protected with a layer of lacquer, this fabulous treasure from the Orient with amazing craftmanship and detail makes a wonderful decorative item in your home or office. A fantastic gift to Oriental decorative arts lover.

Folding screens were invented in Han Dynasty over 2000 years ago and has many practical uses: for blocking wind, dividing space, concealing for privacy, feng shui and decorating purposes. A folding screen was often decorated with beautiful art; major themes included mythology, scenes of palace life, and nature. It is often associated with intrigue and romance in Chinese literature.

 

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