Long Carved Window Panel
Shanxi, circa 1900
This long, narrow panel could be hung vertically or horizontally to provide an interesting wall decoration. It comes from Shanxi in central China, where it would have formed part of an internal wall divider. It is beautifully carved in a lattice design with three floral symbols set centrally. The original red, green and black lacquer is still intact, though now worn and faded to much softer colours.