Antique "Phoenix" Door Lintel from Boudoir (5377), Circa 1800-1849
This authentic antique Chinese door lintel was originally made for Boudoir of an upper-class family. The intricate carvings of "two phoenix facing the sun" surrounded with "cloud and scroll" design decorate the the top of the lintel. ("phoenix" symbolized female in ancient China) The middle five panels are carved with "plum tree, phoenix, chrysanthemums, peony and lotus"design. The finials are crafted into "lotus" design form. The relief carvings on this lintel are very delicate and three dimensional. This door lintel is handcrafted and structured with wooden pegs and tenon structure, which is the very traditional craftsmanship for furniture making in ancient China. Original patina and wear. Made from Cunninghamia Wood with fine wood grain, this piece is a rare find and has been kept in excellent condition. (can be used as an art piece for wall decoration)
Size: L53" x H25"
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