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A CHINESE PAINTED WALLPAPER SIX-PANEL SCREEN
A CHINESE PAINTED WALLPAPER SIX-PANEL SCREEN
A CHINESE PAINTED WALLPAPER SIX-PANEL SCREEN
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A CHINESE PAINTED WALLPAPER SIX-PANEL SCREEN

THE WALLPAPER QING DYNASTY, CIRCA 1800, LATER MOUNTED

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A CHINESE PAINTED WALLPAPER SIX-PANEL SCREEN THE WALLPAPER QING DYNASTY, CIRCA 1800, LATER MOUNTED Depicting scenes of a summer house or small palace of an important family Each leaf: 86 x 23 ½ in. (218.5 x 59.5 cm.)
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Specified lots are being stored at Crozier Park Royal (details below) or will be removed from Christie’s, 8 King Street, London, SW1Y 6QT by 5.00pm on the day of the sale. Christie’s will inform you if the lot has been sent offsite. If the lot is at has been transferred to Crozier Park Royal, it will be available for collection from 12.00pm on the second business day following the sale. Please call Christie’s Client Service 24 hours in advance to book a collection time at Crozier Park Royal. All collections from Crozier Park Royal will be by pre-booked appointment only. Tel: +44 (0)20 7839 9060 Email: cscollectionsuk@christies.com. If the lot remains at Christie’s, 8 King Street, it will be available for collection on any working day (not weekends) from 9.00am to 5.00pm
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The scene depicted in these panels portrays family happiness and joyful play during the heat of the summer. The balustrade of the central house is pierced with bat shapes - a symbol of happiness. Many figures gently wave fans to cool themselves. Two servant carriers rest on rocks in the shade of a tree waiting for their next journey to fetch something from the market. All the attendants are gardening or carrying food or playing instruments. The central character sitting under the tree smoking his pipe is perhaps a mandarin or prince of the Royal Court. His dress is informal, which could be of any colour, and is dark as was usually worn by those of more advanced age. A female figure, perhaps one of his wives, is bringing a small child across the bridge whilst the elder children play in the pavilion to the right. The sage in the blue robe can be identified by his staff and gourd, both symbols of a perfected soul; his attendant carries a green vase with a sprig of new growth, symbolising long life.

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