UH10010 Antique Chinese Gilt Wood Carving, a decorative architectural lintel fragment for over a doorway or an opening of any kind, with pierced and deep relief carving from a single piece of hard wood with additions, depicting 11 characters from a Chinese Opera, two of which at center are jousting on horseback, all on a landscape stage set with trees, standards, lanterns, weapons and musical instruments, all lacquered in dark red and black covered in gold leaf. Wood losses and deterioration at bottom scalloped arced edge, otherwise fine condition. Maximum dimensions: 50" long x 15-1/2" high x 3" deep. Circa 1850.
Ex Collection: George & Sylvia Lu, Potomac, MD.