• #17352 Antique Carved Chinese Lattice Window with Organic Color Pigments

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    17352(清代細雕彩色花格子窗)Antique carved Chinese lattice window screen with beautiful organic color pigments made from precious ground minerals and vegetation, and hand-carved with beautiful vegetation and auspicious symbols. The small rectangular panel on the top and at the bottom of the window were hand-carved out of one piece of wood with delicate cut-out designs. The top panel is carved in many small key shape design and curled vegetation, uniquely tied together with a knot. This section is primarily painted in gilt and a bright pastel red. The middle section, the main latticework of this window screen is composed of both joined latticework connected with pegs and carving, including a carved vase on a stand with ribbons and peony flowers in it and auspicious clouds around it in the middle of the screen. Other motives include double-diamond shape (雙羐) , varying curled vegetation designs that derived from the earlier period, and other floral designs including lotus flower and four-petaled flower. The four petaled flower is said might have come from the middle Asia through he passage of Buddhism to China. This four petaled flower motif is popular in some areas in Xingjiang and throughout the silk road. This section of latticework is painted in gold, dark green, dark blue, bright pastel red, powdered blue, and powdered white color. The small panel at the bottom is beautifully carved with a “twined lotus” design, a half lotus design, various vegetation, and a “Double-Happiness” character in the middle that looks like a joined latticework but is actually part of the carving. One minor loss of a piece of wood in this section. This window screen was probably created for the bedroom (內房) of a newly wed couple with blessings to have a happy married life. The composition of the latticework and carving for the whole screen is skillfully handled with so many motives and tiny carvings by creating them in a delicate proportion and arranged in an “orderly” manner to give the screen still a “clean” look with all the blessings to bless the newly wed. This window came from Jiang-Nan (江南) area, South of Yangtze River. Old windows or doors with such beautiful old colors are hard to find. Dimensions: 17 3/4” W x 55 1/8” L x 2”

  • #9323 Set of Eight 17th Century Jin-Si-Nan-Mu Architectural Screen Inserts with Four Leaves Design

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    9323(明代金絲楠木帶四葉瓣如意格子花窗片一套八片)This beautiful screen insert is one out of a set of eight from a set of antique Chinese screen doors or windows possibly from the 17th century. It is made of precious and rare Golden-Thread-Nan-Mu wood (金絲楠木) with delicate stripes and golden speckles in the wood which creates an iridescent look. This wood supposedly is repellent to insects and releases subtle fragrance with moisture. It was very popular during Ming and Qing dynasties among the imperial members and lucrative social elites. The composition of the latticework evolves with the numbers in two and three for the connecting wooden dowels, intertwined with a floral shape that is composed of a combination of a Ruyi motif and a pomegranate fruit, both are auspicious in Chinese culture. The vegetation design with the slender four leaves might be a type of clematis which was thought might have come from the middle Asia through the passage of Buddhism to China*. This four-leaves (四葉瓣) design is interestingly constructed with a hand-carved twisted and hollowed S shape and joined with two other separate petals on the top and the bottom with wooden pegs like the rest of the latticework. This interesting four-leaves design has appeared in some other earlier Chinese wood work and latticework while the Gin-Si-Nan-Mu wood was also found to have been used in some of the earlier Chinese furniture pieces and woodwork dated to 17th and 18th century. This set of lattice inserts have been refinished in layers of clear lacquer coating. Looking at these screens and the amount of light and air pouring through the open work, it is fascinating to think how human has created this art form with these small wooden dowels connecting one and another, building a world that is both aesthetically artistic and a world that brings the human and the nature closer together. Dimensions for each insert are approximately 54” L x 13” W x 1” D. *Reference link: http://www.lunwenstudy.com/gymeishu/32590.html

  • #516 Pair of Carved Lattice Windows

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    Lattice windows with octagon design. Since Jan 2004, architectural doors and windows are difficult to obtain due to China's effort in salvaging the finest antiquities available domestically, and also because of the abundant newly rising museums seeking for the stock. They are great investments of life-time aesthetics for a home. Age: 150-200 years old Finish: Blonde lacquer finish. Dimensions: 23.25'' x 1.25'' x 39''

  • #857 Set of Four Lattice Windows

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    Elaborately carved windows with continuous floral design with good finish. Note that the lower sections of the windows are also carved. Since Jan 2004, architectural doors and windows are difficult to obtain due to China's effort in salvaging the finest antiquities available domestically, and also because of the abundant newly rising museums seeking for the stock. They are great investments of life-time aesthetics for a home. Age: 150-200 years old Finish: French polish finish. Dimensions: 14'' x 1.75'' x 45'

  • #1103 Set of Four Carved Windows

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    Very intricate bird and animal carvings. Beautiful patina and traces of red lacquer. Since Jan 2004, architectural doors and windows are difficult to obtain due to China's effort in salvaging the finest antiquities available domestically, and also because of the abundant newly rising museums seeking for the stock. They are great investments of life-time aesthetics for a home. Age: 200-300 years old Finish: French Polish over original color Dimensions: 21.5'' x 2'' x 53.5''

  • #5033 Pair of Carved Windows

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    Rare pair of carved lattice windows from the 17th-18th C. with the early floral motif and intertwined lattice work. The whole design of the lattice work is composed of a vase shape when looked at from a distance. With traces of faded original red color pigment. This is a fabulous pair! Since Jan 2004, architectural doors and windows are difficult to obtain due to China's effort in salvaging the finest antiquities available domestically, and also because of the abundant newly rising museums seeking for the stock. They are great investments of life-time aesthetics for a home. Age: 200-300 years old Finish: Natural Dimensions: 16.875'' x 1.25'' x 31.75''

  • #7073 Excellent Pair of Antique Lattice Windows with Rare Knot Design

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    Pair of excellent and elegant antique lattice windows with rare knot design and original color finish; French polish; over 150 years old. Dimensions: 23 1/4"w x 1 1/8"d x 58 3/4"h

  • #9015 A Rare Pair of Antique Large Lattice Windows Inlaid with Peking Glass

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    This rare and exceptional pair of antique large lattice windows are slightly larger than most of the windows with similar shape. During the ancient China, in some dynasties, sizes of doors and windows were regulated. This larger pair possibly came from a more prominent building. The latticework contains a vase motif which is an auspicious symbol in Chinese art because the pronunciation of the character "vase" in Chinese is the same as that of "peace; harmony". Such motif is used to bless a home.The Peking Glass inlay is rarely seen on old building element or old woodwork. It is a type of mineral came from mines that are no longer available for mining. Thus, the material has become even more precious for Chinese art objects. Old examples of snuff bottles and objects such as vases, plates, and bowls made of Peking Glass can still be found. There are some losses of the woodwork and glass to this pair of windows . Dimensions: 44"w x 53"h

  • #9252 Pair of Full Length Lattice Screen Panels Large Carved Window

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    Pair of rare full length lattice screen panels with honey comb design; 150 years old; French Polish. Dimensions: 21 5/8"w x 1 3/4"d x 75 1/4"h

  • #9540 Set of 4 Rare Intricately Carved Windows

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    9540 (一套明代雕花鳥吉祥格子窗) These three panels belong to a set of four very beautiful 17th century Chinese lattice screens that were used as windows. The photos were taken with the panels already hung on the wall. The latticework on these windows is mostly composed of sectional wood doles that connect each other with built-in pegs. The medallion with the center part is hand-carved out of one piece of wood with a bird in a different gesture perching on a plum blossom for each window. These lovely screens include many hand-carved ornaments in between the lattice work with different auspicious floral designs as well as other geometric shapes such as double circles and double faceted triangular squares. These ornaments also work to strengthen the structure of the latticework. Each screen measures 38 ¼” H x 15 3/4” W x 2” D. The fourth panel is available but is broken and will need a repair.

  • #9753 Pair of Carved Old Lattice Windows with Rare Design

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    Rare design antique pair of old lattice windows with carved open hexagon shape; 250-350 years old. Dimensions: 17 3/4"w x 3/4"d x 43 1/4"h.

  • #11686 Carved Antique Lattice Window (February Sale)

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    Carved antique lattice window; only one piece is available, some loss in wood, as is only. Priced for one piece. 150-200 years old. Dimensions: 15 3/4"w x 2"d x 50 1/2"h

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