This richly designed Chinese folding screen consists of 6 individual panels. It was made in the 2nd quarter of the 20th Century. One side has a black lacquered ground that unfolds a dark, quiet landscape of birds and foliage. The other side unfolds a fantastical scene of birds in flight, framed by a border of dragons.
Overall dimensions when completely unfolded:
97 in. width
72 in. height
Individual panel dimensions:
16 in. width
1.25 in. depth
72 in. height
In good condition, with general surface wear consistent with the screen's age and use. Areas of loss to lacquer and craquelure to surface.
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