Chinese Qing Dynasty Giltwood Openwork Wood Carving
Chinese Qing Dynasty Giltwood Openwork Wood Carving This Chinese panel is intricately hand crafted, a fine example of Asian wood carving art. Two roosters being chased by a dog among stylized brush are three dimensional, carved from a single piece of wood. The wood has been coated in traditional red paint to build the base for the gilding.
The highest quality artistic standards are exemplified in this piece of early and excellent Chinese carving. Gilded screen work can be used as a wall hanging or incorporated into a new build or renovation project as an architectural elements.
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DIMENSIONS: 17.75” L x 8.5” W
CONDITION: The condition is good. ** There are some breaks in the branches but no missing pieces. Beautiful untouched patina.**
CIRCA: Qing Dynasty
One of the most popular areas in the arts and crafts of China is wood carving. This art form began to develop in the II millennium BC, but it was not until the XIV century, during the reign of the Ming Dynasty, when this art form courted popularity. During this period, wood carving gained wide spread in decoration of houses, palaces and temples. Carved pillars, walls , pictures fully of wood - all an important and significant part of the cultural heritage of China.
China has a rich history of gilt woodcarving, boxwood carving and woodcarving itself. Chinese masters do not just cut out patterns; they create unique paintings, beginning from the smallest size to the giant panel picture. They may include totally different subjects, ranging from epic and ending with the abstract ones. The skill and imagination of Chinese artists are endless and all that is left to do is to admire this distinctive art form.
Today, the art of wood carving is one of the most sought after in China. In markets and handicraft shops you can find things of stunning beauty: screens, paintings, jewelry boxes and so on, which can be a bright keepsake of your trip to the Celestial Kingdom.