Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
Chinese antique 8-panel Coromandel screen depicting palace scenes of noble men and women. In one pavilion on the far right, a group of courtiers sit at a table and enjoy a game. In the central pavilion, a emperor or high nobleman sits on his throne. Two young servants stand behind him with large fans. Behind them is a large painted screen of mountains. Beautiful ladies dance and pay music for his entertainment. To the far left, the noble wife or empress sits on her throne and is attended by her maids. A similar painted mountain screen stands behind her. All around the palace garden warriors, noblemen and scholars stroll. Some pause to admire a standing crane. Children play on steps. A tranquil scene of prosperity and peace. The reverse side of the screen depicts a pair of deer sitting among rocks and trees just starting to blossom. Made of kuan cai (incised colors) lacquer on wood.

Age: Early Republic Period

Dimensions: 96" high x 143 1/2" long x 3/4" deep.
Price On Request
item #1426878