Chinoiserie Folding Screen or Room Divider
Chinoiserie Folding Screen or Room Divider
Chinoiserie Folding Screen or Room Divider
Chinoiserie Folding Screen or Room Divider
Chinoiserie Folding Screen or Room Divider
Chinoiserie Folding Screen or Room Divider
Chinoiserie Folding Screen or Room Divider
Chinoiserie Folding Screen or Room Divider
Chinoiserie Folding Screen or Room Divider
Chinoiserie Folding Screen or Room Divider
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Chinoiserie Folding Screen or Room Divider

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China, 1940s-1960s

Folding screen or room divider in black lacquer with hand painted decoration. Chic and functional chinoiserie piece. Each side of the screen has a different design- one side is florals, birds, and bamboo; the other has a detailed scene including bows, staffs, lotus flowers, instruments, and various figures who appear to be in the sea, including a horseman.

Each panel on this side has a motif at the bottom- a flower basket, I'm not sure what the second one is, a lily pad and sword, and a piece of bamboo with sticks in it and maybe a leaf? They all look like they have some kind of symbolism to them that I don't recognize. The top part of this panel is obviously telling a story (if you know what it is, please comment).   This came from a really great estate- it was an architect-designed modern home- with truly exquisite zen gardens.  

CONDITION NOTES: Chipping at edges, losses to finish in places, fine surface scratching, oxidation to brass fittings. Nothing is loose in terms of hinges- stable, functions / stands well.   

DIMENSIONS: Folded, 16 1/8" x 3.5" D x 72" H; Each section is 7/8" thickness and there are 4 of them.