Arched Carved Marriage Bed Fascia

product code: ASC-RGX-230385A1
D3 x H109 x W202 x cm

Anhui, circa 1850

This unique four-poster headboard hails from Anhui province in Eastern China. It was once part of a large marriage bed but as an indiviual piece it would make a striking headboard today, or a stunning one-of-a-kind wall art piece.

The elm panel is separated into several framed sections that feature intricate engravings and openwork. Hints of gold and vibrant red lacquer, seeming to radiate through the rounded frames, are evidence of the bed's past. Over time, the red has paled while much of the gold has disappeared, contributing to the bed's weathered and aged appearance.

The intricate carvings featured on the fascia include both mythical and real creatures, such as 'kylin', fish and cranes, as well as flora and personal items. The kylin represented in the top centre panel symbolizes good luck, while two fish signify abundance and fertility for the married couple. Carved onto the narrow, long panel below the centre are three bats, representing good luck.

This is a rare and unique piece that would make a wonderful feature in any setting. In its original, authentic condition and very well preserved given its age.

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