Chinese antique carved canope of the opium or wedding bed, partially gilded, with auspicious animals, Qing Dynasty. Suzhou category, opposite to Beijing category, characterized by elaborate decoration, developed from early Qing dynasty furniture.The panel is painted with red laquer and partial gild in front. There are following gilded carved animals and plants.
1 Rabbit with a bird ; Rabbit (- tù) - representing hope rabbit, jade/ moon - living on the moon, making the elixir of live and herbal medicine and accompanying the lunar deity Chang-Ngo (Chinese: ; pinyin: Cháng'é), also known as Heng-E or Heng-O (; Héng'é), the goddess of the moon, who as well lives on the moon. The rabbit is one of the animals of the Chinese Zodiac. 2 Heron or Crane and flying bird; Crane (t: : s: - hè) - longevity (four colours: black, blue, white, yellow), next to the phoenix the second most important winged animal (note: spirits can ride on a crane) crane, among clouds - wisdom, nobility.Heron (- cnglù) with lotus flowers - wishing for positive future, success in ones doing. 3 Flying dragon in clouds with 4 coins; Clouds- Symbolize good fortune and happiness, especially when they have more than one color. 4 Flowers in the vase; Vase - Common to Chinese paintings, the word vase in Chinese sounds much like the word for peace.
Flowers are popular offerings to the gods and the vase is an important part of that offering. Shown with a wide variety of plants and flowers, the vase gives rise to a broad field of symbolisms. 5 Flowers in the wild.
6 Flowers in the vase. 7 Flying dragon with 4 coins; Dragon. (t: ; s: - lóng) - male vigour, fertility, ultimate abundance, prosperity, good fortune also the symbol for the Emperor, divine mystical creature, symbol of the natural world, adaptability, transformation dragon.8 Deer; Deer (- lù) - wealth, long life (as the animal has, if not hunted down). 9 Deer with a bird; Deer (- lù) - wealth, long life (as the animal has, if not hunted down). Corners of the panel are protected by yellow metal copper? Plates attached by small yellow metal nails: 8 nails x 2 corners. Upper bar is long and solid, without any interruption. The upper bar has 2 strong metal handles, which are connected to the bar in an original and secure way, all the way through. Six vertical bars are connected to the upper bar by woodworking joints, without nails. Small lower horizonthal bars and six vertical bars are connected by woodworking joints, enforced by 10 antique iron nails. = 201 cm x 66 cm = 2 m x 0.66 m. Condition: used, some chips, no major defects (refer to the photos). The item "Chinese antique carved wood canope of opium or wedding bed, Qing dynasty" is in sale since Saturday, November 22, 2014. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Other Chinese Antiques".
The seller is "ukr10" and is located in Clearwater Beach, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.