Shanxi Butterfly Screen, Black Lacquer
The screen is decorated on both sides, with a thin border around each panel in gold leaf. Made from solid wood this screen is finished in our black lacquer and decorated by hand with gold leaf and paintings of dancing butterflies. For the Chinese the butterfly is a symbol of joy and marital happiness. It is often seen on the paintings used to decorate antique cabinets and chests dating back hundreds of years - particularly on the painted furniture of Shanxi province. Also available in red lacquer. Other colours can be made to order.