Shanxi Butterfly Screen, Red Lacquer
This solid wood screen, seen here in our red lacquer, are 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. The screen is decorated on both sides, with a thin border around each panel in gold leaf. Also available in black lacquer. Other colours can be made to order.