Pair of Chinese Qing Dynasty 19th Century Architectural Panels with Fretwork
A pair of Chinese Qing Dynasty period large carved architectural panels from the 19th century, with fretwork design, openwork and foliage motifs carved in low relief. Created in China during the Qing Dynasty in the 19th century, each of this pair of large architectural wooden panels captures our attention with its carefully organized arrangement of fretwork motifs topped by an arabesque of openwork foliage. The panels showcase horizontal floral-themed cartouches in their mid-section carved in low-relief, completed by simple wooden panels at the bottom.
In the back, these lower panels are strengthened by horizontal stretchers. Boasting a nice brown patina, this pair of 19th century Qing Dynasty period Chinese architectural panels will make for a great decorative addition to any home! They could be placed close to a wall or used as a screen, keeping in mind that the Chinese considered screens as objects of contemplation and a source of spiritual and creative inspiration. They were used to protect from drafts, to provide a sense of privacy or to simply partition a room.