ANTIQUE GOLD LEAF ARVED ARCH
FEATURES: This spectacular pair of carvings forming an archway was part of a fantastic wedding bed. Fully carved figures, multi-dimensional with vivid expressions, depict scenes of a victorious battle and the celebration afterwards. No detail was overlooked in creating this wonderful piece of art. Painted armors, flags, feather adorned crowns, weapons and horses all demonstrate superb skill and great artistry. Splendid gold leaf highlights the archway's brilliance while mother of pearl encrusted backgrounds add luxury and glamour. Mineral colors, cinnabar Lacquer and blue Peking glass further enhance its beauty. Very fine work with an overall theme of "success".
DIMENSIONS: each panel is 21" (top) w (11" bottom) x 45" h x 2' d
MATERIALS: Solid Wood
CONSTRUCTION: Hand made. Hand painted. Hand carved and gilded. Tenons and Mortises.
ORIGIN: Fu Jian province
ERA: 19th century