A Chinese hardwood table screen,
18th century, the lacquered panel applied with a mountainous landscape in ivory, with figures in a pavilion, farmers in the field, or fishermen on a boat, the reverse similarly decorated, surrounded by a diapered border, the stand carved with taotie masks and stylised phoenixes surrounded by archaic scrolls, flanked by two vases to each side, on a rectangular plinth with ruyi-shaped feet,
Provenance: The Grange, Grange Avenue, Rearsby, from the grandfather of the vendor.
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Sold for £140,000
Panels - flakes and losses to lacquer, splits to corners. Ivory with natural cracks and splits, some parts missing, some warped, some loose. Frame with one corner chipped and repaired with an inserted screw, signs of glue, cracks to corners and the top border.
Stand - chips to edges, details missing. Vases with one support chipped and the other three supports missing, including one replaced. Signs of repair.
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