Early C20th Chinese hardwood open fret-work framed wall mirror with carved boxwood decoration .
Stylish Chinese carved huali /rosewood framed mirror with interesting contrasting carved boxwood block vignettes featuring grass-hopper or cricket and foliage motifs. The open-fret frame centre with a quatrefoil shaped bevelled plate mirror . The top fitted with a decorative lacquered brass fretted 'hanging' bracket . The boarded back fitted with eyelets to enable concealed hanging .
Throughout Chinese history and culture , crickets have symbolised wisdom and prosperity ,and the singing of crickets revered . Crickets lay hundreds of eggs and their fertility coincides with the traditional Chinese belief that having many children is a symbol of vitality , happiness and abundance.
Of excellent colour and patina and in first-class condition .
Mirror plate 18" x 18"
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Internal Ref: ML 1612 ...show less description
Height = 76 cm (30")
Width = 48 cm (19")
Depth = 3 cm (1")
About the Date of Manufacture
This antique was produced in 1920. At the time that this antique was being crafted, George V ,the second son King Edward VII, was the King of England