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19th Century Chinese Lacquered & Gilded Wall Panel
  • 19th Century Chinese Lacquered & Gilded Wall Panel
  • 19th Century Chinese Lacquered & Gilded Wall Panel
  • 19th Century Chinese Lacquered & Gilded Wall Panel
  • 19th Century Chinese Lacquered & Gilded Wall Panel
  • 19th Century Chinese Lacquered & Gilded Wall Panel
  • 19th Century Chinese Lacquered & Gilded Wall Panel

19th Century Chinese Lacquered & Gilded Wall Panel

Price:

£480.00


Product Description

A fine quality antique example of a Chinese wall panel which was is made of carved, lacquered and gilded wood.

The panel shows a scene of workmen building a very ornate panelled house under the direction of two larger and therefore more important persons. The condition is extremely good, without any damage, although there is some wear to the gilding. The panel has been mounted and framed, probably in the 1970s. These panels functioned mostly as decoration, but also as a room divider like the standing screen. Lacquered wood panels were the original style of screen creation, being called Coromandel screens. During the Qing Dynasty, Chinese lacquered wood panels and dividers were created in masses due to a high demand for this type of furniture overseas. Emperor Qianlong (1735-1796) also commissioned beautiful lacquered furniture like wall panels and dividers to fill his palaces.

The Lacquerware is created from the toxic sap of the Chinese Rhus Vernicflua tree. This sap is then applied by brush onto a wooden carved panel in a thin layer and left to dry slowly in a warm humidified cabinet. This process is repeated at least 30 times to form a hard water-resistant coating on the wood. The lacquer is then gilded.

Size panel: 50 x 16.5 cm (19 5/8 x 6 ½ inches)
Size frame: 61 x 27.5 x 3 cm (24 x 14 ¾ x 3 ¼ inches)
Weight: 1698 g

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