China. Qing dynasty (1644-1911).
Prob. elm or zelkova wood, carved in bas-relief with dark lacquer and polished. Door grip plates carved from wood. The door is made of two wider side and a central narrow part. It opens asymmetrically. The outer wings each divided in height into two panels, with a narrow one in between. Both sides designed in opposite directions: Above and below a bat with ornamental wings connected by knotted cords and archaic dragon tendrils. The upper bat holds a chain with a chime stone in its mouth, from which a medallion with the character for good fortune hangs with tassels. In the other field flowering plums with bamboo and a small crane. In the small field in the middle flowering twigs or angular tendrils. The narrow part in the center with five narrow, high rectangular fields with flowering twigs or angular spirals. The grip plates are placed here. Two-part. Height 210cm, width 63 and 42.5cm. Condition A/B. Chipped at the corners. Traces of age and use.
-Private collection Sonderhoff.
Collection Sonderhoff Part III.
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