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Chinese Wall Panels

Chinese wall panels were typically made of lacquered and decorated wood, and functioned mostly as decoration, but also as a room divider like the Chinese standing screen. Lacquered wood panels were the original style of screen creation – these inlaid dividers were called Coromandel screens.

During the Qing Dynasty, Chinese lacquered wood panels and dividers were created in masses due to a high demand for this type of furniture overseas. Emperor Qianlong (1735-1796) also commissioned beautiful lacquered furniture like wall panels and dividers to fill his palaces. The Chinese made smaller paneled works to be hung for display, and were not meant to be moved around frequently.


Quick Facts

  • In creating Coromandel style Chinese wood panels, a lacquer was applied to create a dark background within which lighter elements like ivory or mother of pearl were inlaid to create designs
  • As much as 30 layers of lacquer might be added to a wall panel, each layer taking several days to fully dry before the next application
  • Coromandel screens are named after the Coromandel Coast in India where goods, such as Chinese panels and dividers, were traded with Western foreigners

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A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN PANEL WITH WOOD FRAME
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Dec 04, 10:30 AM EST
PR CHINESE SILK EMBROIDERY PANELS IN DEEP RELIEF FRAMES (22 3/4" X 8" OVERALL )
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A CHINESE UNCUT PANEL OF EMBROIDERY
Dec 03, 2:00 PM PST
A CHINESE UNCUT PANEL OF EMBROIDERY
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AN EMBROIDERED ‘CRANES WORSHIPPING THE PHOENIX’ SILK PANEL, 19TH CENTURY
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Dec 04, 9:30 AM EST
A CHINESE KING FISHER FEATHER DECORATED HANGING PANEL
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CHINESE SILK KESI PANEL 19th Century 17.5" x 19". Framed 19.5" x 21".
Dec 07, 9:30 AM EST
CHINESE SILK KESI PANEL 19th Century 17.5" x 19". Framed 19.5" x 21".
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Est: $400- $600
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Chinese Carved Wood Gilt & Lacquer Panel
Dec 03, 10:00 AM MST
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Est: $0- $0
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A Chinese carved stone panel
Nov 30, 10:00 AM PST
A Chinese carved stone panel
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EMBEDDED WITH SPIRAL SHELL WOOD TABLE PANEL
Nov 27, 11:00 AM EST
EMBEDDED WITH SPIRAL SHELL WOOD TABLE PANEL
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A 19TH CENTURY CHINESE WATERCOLOUR ON SILK PANEL
Nov 30, 9:30 AM GMT
A 19TH CENTURY CHINESE WATERCOLOUR ON SILK PANEL
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Chinese Five-Panel Wood and Glass Folding Screen
Dec 11, 11:00 AM EST
Chinese Five-Panel Wood and Glass Folding Screen
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Est: $400- $600
$1000 Bids
Chinese Framed Needlework Panel
Dec 01, 9:00 AM PST
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Est: $50- $100
$250 Bids
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Nov 28, 10:00 AM EST
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by Stallion Hill Gallery
Est: $1,500- $2,000
$7500 Bids
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Nov 29, 12:00 PM EST
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A GILT COPPER REPOUSSE PANEL OF A DANCING DEITY. 銅鎏金錘碟跳舞女神。
Nov 29, 10:00 AM CET
A GILT COPPER REPOUSSE PANEL OF A DANCING DEITY. 銅鎏金錘碟跳舞女神。
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Est: CHF3,000- CHF5,000
CHF3,0000 Bids
Chinese Carved Wood Panel - Group of Three
Nov 28, 10:00 AM EST
Chinese Carved Wood Panel - Group of Three
by Stallion Hill Gallery
Est: $600- $800
$3000 Bids
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A CHINESE SILK EMBROIDERED 'LANDSCAPE' PANEL
Dec 03, 2:00 PM PST
A CHINESE SILK EMBROIDERED 'LANDSCAPE' PANEL
by Linwoods Auction
Est: $3,000- $4,000
$8000 Bids
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LOT OF 4, CHINESE EMBROIDERED CRANE PANELS
Dec 03, 2:00 PM PST
LOT OF 4, CHINESE EMBROIDERED CRANE PANELS
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$2,0000 Bids
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Dec 03, 11:00 AM CET
Zwei Wandpaneele
by Auktionshaus Sieglin GmbH
Est: €0- €0
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Dec 08, 6:00 PM CST
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A Pair of Carved Wood Window Panels
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