19th Century Chinese Three Panel Scholar's Table Top Screen
This beautiful 19th Century screen is designed to sit on a desk and to be portable, allowing students and scholars to take it with them when studying to block out distractions. The front is a beautifully painted red lacquer with gold designs and semi-precious stone inlay work depicting figures in a garden. The back is black lacquer with gold painted botanical designs including pomegranates. It has two brass handles on top for easy portability.
Measurements: Open: 45" (W) x 1" (D) x 35" (H) Closed: 22" (W) x 2.5" (D) x 35" (W)
Condition: This piece has some missing inlay sections and has small inlay chips (see photos), a hairline crack which runs longitudinally down the center panel but does not go all the way through (see photo), and the top left side hinge is deteriorated but does not prevent it from standing on its own. It is in remarkably good condition for its age and quite striking.