This is an antique 150 year old Chinese c. 1860's wooden carving with Chinese calligraphy characters as well as floral designs.
The carving is intricately carved in Chinese yumu (a type of elm) wood. The calligraphy translates to "One hundred flowers bloom in the Motherland" (my very rough translation). This carving was probably once incorporated into a much larger piece of furniture like a wardrobe or bed. During the Chinese cultural revolution most of these fabulous carvings were destroyed.
Some were saved and warehoused until recently. As China attempts to maintain her long cultural heritage, such carvings are no longer being allowed out the country. This may be your last chance to own such a piece of China's ancient past.
This is one panel from a larger piece such as you can see in the last photo. This carving measures 6" wide by 51" tall by 1 1/2 thick (15 x 130 x 3 cm). H aving been well loved for nearly a century and a half, it remains in very good condition. Please view the enlarged pictures to admire this intricately detailed carving.You'll love it, I guarantee it......... In Portland, Oregon have been in the Japanese antique business for over 40 years, and highly value our customers. Satisfaction Guarantee: All items are carefully described and photographed. Most items listed are antiques, and as such may have an expected amount of wear from normal use. We do not sell items with major flaws without mentioning it in the listing. See photos and descriptions for condition.
The item "ANTIQUE CHINESE QING DYNASTY 150yrs HAND CARVED WOOD PANEL RED BLACK & GOLD 51" is in sale since Thursday, April 22, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Other Chinese Antiques". The seller is "shoguns" and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.