Pair of Large Antique Camphor Carved Panels
Jiangsu, circa 1880
These tall panels are each over two metres high with the main sections in camphor wood. They are beautifully carved with a scrolling pattern that incorporates various flowers and birds as well as bats - a symbol often seen on Chinese furniture to represent good luck, the word for bat in Chinese ('fu') being a synonym for fortune. The upper sections are in carved relief, featuring a lovely scrolling floral motif. The panels originate from Jiangsu province on China's east coast to the north of Shanghai, where they would have formed part of an internal dividing wall in a Chinese home. Today they are large enough for use as a room divider or could perhaps as a tall feature headboard for a bed.
Sold as a pair, the price shown is for the pair of panels.
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