Pair of Decorative Window Panels
Shanxi, circa 1900
This beautifully carved pair of window panels would once have been part of the interior of a Chinese home in Shanxi province. They are a beautiful example of the kind of lattice panels that were a central part of a home, with beautiful scrolling patterns around a central circular motif, and a smaller carved panel above. Each part of the panels is rounded and beaded, joined with mitred, mortise and tenon joints.Today they would make a wonderful, distinctive wall decoration hung above a bed, sideboard or console.