Antique Chinese table screen made of serpentine from the Nangyang region. In two separate pieces: the picture slab of prized serpentine is framed in Huanghuali which sits into a carved frame. Valued for it’s undulating natural snake-like layers, this serpentine screen once sat on a scholar’s table. There, it could be admired and pondered for it’s beauty.
Age: Ming Dynasty 17th Century
Dimensions: 22 1/2″ high x 13 3/4″ wide x 8″ deep