Item sold on 2015-01-17 - Shipped on 2015-01-17
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A grandly scaled Chinese 8 panel "Coromandel" screen from about 50 years ago has subtle colors against a black ground.
The traditional Asian technique involves building up layer upon layer of colored lacquer, covering all in black, then hand carving through the layers to the various colors underneath, creating a delicate imperial palace summer garden scene, accented in dark gold.
On the reverse is an understated design with blossoms, trees and birds. There are minor touchups plus some wear and mars for character, see photos. From the design, it appears that there might have been more panels to the center.
Each panel on this vintage screen is 18" wide, 1" deep and 7' 10" tall, when stretched out flat, length is 12' 2" total, but when partly folded accordion style as shown, it is around 10' wide.
See 29 photos on Harp Gallery website that enlarge to full screen size.