19 - 20 September 2013
A HUANGHUALI FOUR-PANEL FOLDING SCREEN, WEIPING
Each panel has an upper and lower section carved in openwork. The top panel is carved with a shaped medallion enclosing a mythical beast flanked by scrolling vines. Each bottom panel is carved with a stylized character, which together form the wish shou lu wu jiang (May you have longevity and wealth without end), amidst a stylized chi dragon motif. The central section is inset with a large rectangular mat. The vertical posts are joined by shaped aprons carved in relief with sinuous confronted chilong.
22¼ in. (56.5 cm.) high, 87 in. (220.9 cm.) wide, 17 7/8 in. (45.4 cm.) deep
Hong Kong, acquired in 1993.
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Please note the dimensions should read: 81 in. (205.4 cm.) high, 88 in. (223.5 cm.) wide, 1 1/8 in. (3 cm.) deep, overall.
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