Antique Chinese Embroidered Silk Screen

$4,500
Silk

A stunning three panel Chinese silk embroidered folding screen believed to be created during the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1912). The silk panels depicting exotic birds, and insects are finely embroidered in soft muted colours while the blooming flora (peonies, bamboo, water lilies and prunus), is hand embroidered in gilt metal thread. The various birds include quails, a pheasant, a heron, a rooster and songbirds. Each screen (different coloured backgrounds in ivory, blush pink and black) is housed within a wooden painted and gilded moulded frame with gimp borders. There are faint brown spots on one panel, but overall they are in great condition. The back of the panels are also silk with one having deteriorated more than the others.Screens were very popular in the last century as they kept out drafts, hid doors used by servants, and they provided a discreet area for ladies to undress. In todays interiors they look wonderful wall mounted as a chinoiserie accent or as a screen as intended.

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  • Category
    Decorative Objects, Wall Art
Specifications

Dimensions
Width when opened 1820mm, when closed 610mm (one panel width). H1550mm

SKU: 26EA139
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European Antiques & Furnishings (est 2004) is a specialist dealer in 19th and 20th-century European Antiques with an accent on predominantly French, English, Belgian, Swedish and Italian furniture and decorative items.

Meredith’s four showrooms are based in her home/showroom villa at 21 Ariki Street in Grey Lynn, Auckland.

Due to my business being in a residential area, viewing is by appointment only. (This is a council regulation). Please don’t let this deter your visit, you are more than welcome to come and browse at your leisure.

In addition to the Grey Lynn showrooms, retail stores have been opened with Francis Hooper and Benny Castles of WORLD. The stores offer a selection of hand-picked European mid-century and antique decorative items as well as the most exclusive beauty and skincare brands from around the world.