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A Traditional Style Chinese Architectural Gateway (Paifang)

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A Traditional Style Chinese Architectural Gateway (Paifang)

Regular Price: $45,000.00

Special Price: $13,500.00

Carved from Elm Wood with original blue color pigment and stone bases. This complex structure is made of many parts assembled without nails. Blue is the color of peace, harmony, and ‘heaven”. The simple columns meet a lintel carved in an archaistic style depicting a dragon. Various other carved elements depict scholars, phoenixes, and bats (for long life). The columns rest on stone bases to protect them from moisture. Shanxi, China, C. 1800, with significant additions and alterations made at a later date. 170” tall x115” wide.
Origin | Shanxi, China
Year Made | 19th Century
Material | Elm Wood & Paint
Dimensions | 115"W x 170"H
ID | Chinese Blue Architectural Gateway
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