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19th Century Chinese Table Screen with Mirror

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Screens served numerous functions as portable architecture in Chinese homes. The largest examples sectioned off entire rooms, allowing a family to shape the spaces in their home to any need. Smaller table screens, such as this one, were often used to block drafts and other intrusions in a scholar's work space. Like every aspect of a scholarly studio, the screen would be ornamented with images that inspired contemplation and focus. This rosewood example is carved with auspicious flowers and fruits, a constant source of well-wishes for the observer. The mirrored surface of the screen provides the viewer with a direct relationship between themselves and these symbols of prosperity.

Details

  • Of the Period
    Qing
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1880
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 36 in. x W 23 in. x D 10.5 in.H 91.44 cm x W 58.42 cm x D 26.67 cm
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Seller Reference Number
    E004
  • Reference Number
    LU820013771732
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