June 18, 2020 01:00 PM EDT Asheville, North Carolina


Fine Pair Chinese Silk and Hardwood Table Screens

19th century, each with fine embroidered silk panel depicting exotic birds, among prunus branches, with openwork carved wooden frames, each resting on an openwork carved stand with foo dog supports, at base of each frame is a calligraphic inscription, 33 x 25 x 10 in. 

Note: Objects from this personal collection were acquired in Shanghai, China between the years 1862-1902. They were collected by Frederick and Margaret Haskell. Mr. Haskell was the owner of the Japan and China Trading Company. The couple retired to Lake Weir Florida in 1902, bringing these collected objects with them to the United States and they descended through the family to current day. These objects are now being offered to the public for the first time by Brunk Auctions.

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Provenance:Collected in Shanghai, China prior to 1902 by Frederick and Margaret Haskell; By descent in family to Frances Arnold; Private Collection, Newnan, Georgia


silk panels in fine condition overall with some light staining and areas of minor discoloration, separations and repairs at frame joints, some paint splatter at bases, scattered losses, damages, and repairs to openwork carving overall (two long skirt elements partially survive and are currently detached, one upright detached but intact, second upright largely intact but missing an end member and currently detached), one back panel with repairs to wood veneer, two minor tears to paper lining of embroidery (both tears in paper lining do not affect the embroidered silk); other screen not examined out of frame

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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