A Fine & Highly Decorative 19th Century ‘Straits’ Chinese Lacquer Table Screen
A Fine & Highly Decorative 19th Century ‘Straits’ Chinese Lacquer Table Screen, Circa 1890
The striking & highly decorative structure showing a roof-shaped cornice decorated with hand painted brown & black segments intended to replicate tiles, flanked at either end by dragon head finials above a pair of elaborately carved & gilded panels in high relief depicting courtly figures in a garden setting, braced at both ends by bracket supports decorated with richly gilded hand painted motifs.
Dimensions: 19.75” high x 35.25” wide x 10.25” deep
The Straits Chinese people, also known as Peranakan, are the descendants of Chinese immigrants who relocated to the British Straits settlements of Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia over 400 years ago.