Chinese Coromandel Lacquer Screen


each of the four panels depicting a bold, independent scene of figures, pagodas, landscape and animals in cut, polychrome, coromandel lacquer against a gilt ground; above a smaller panel depicting a landscape scene. Unusually for screens of this type, each section depicts an individual scene rather than the scene flowing across all panels, this means that the panels could easily be separated and hung individually on the wall or incorporated into wall panelling to form a so-called Coromandel Lacquer cabinet, such as those at Schloss Nymphenburg, Hermitage in Bayreuth, or the room originally from the Stadholder’s court in Leeuwarden, now in the Rijksmuseum

Height 175 cm (69 inches)
Width 200 cm (79 inches)
Chinese. Late 17th-early 18th Century