Painted Bed Panel with Admiring Magpies

c. 1930
$1,280 $1,680 USD
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Dimensions
W: 28.25" D: 1.0" H: 59.0"
Materials
Pine
Paint
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Collection #
DVDD023
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$135

Painted on polished pinewood, a pair of admiring birds perch on a cherry blossom branch. Cocking its head in a characteristically birdlike manner, the top bird gazes at its friend below it, symbolizing “double happiness.” Possibly created on the occasion of a marriage, the panel was painted in the port city of Canton (today called Guangzhou) in the early 20th century.

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