Oriental Screens: As Seen in the FT’s How to Spend It

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FT’s How To Spent it: Oriental Screens by Ming Liu

We turn to the Financial Time’s How to Spend It feature time and time again for inspiration when it comes to art and antiques.  We were lucky enough to be highlighted in their feature covering oriental screens.  Our Director Charlie Mackinnon is quoted in the article saying, ‘Screens are wonderful objects… They work with contemporary interiors and can stand out as a work of art.’

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A Chinese export lacquer screen Mackinnon Fine Furniture Collection

We currently have an exceptional Chinese screen in our collection.  This magnificent eight-fold Chinese lacquer export screen is in exceptional condition and of the finest quality, profusely decorated on both sides, with gilt Chinese scenery and decoration.  Shown above is one side of the screen decorated with courtly garden scenes, which is framed within an elaborate border featuring fantastic building an landscapes.

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Detail of the reverse of a Chinese export lacquer screen Mackinnon Fine Furniture Collection

The other side of the screen is also decorated lavishly with battle scenes depicting men fighting.  It is more unusual to find a screen that has such profuse decoration on both sides, particularly of this fine quality.

To learn more about the screen in our collection, click here.

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