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ANTIQUE CHINESE HAND BUILT LIVING ROOM SCREEN, PERHAPS THE ONLY ONE OF ITS KIND MADE IN THE WORLD (PURCHASED AT A CULTURAL EXHIBITION IN SINGAPORE), BUDDHA MONASTIC DESIGN, ULTRA RARE COLLECTOR'S SCREEN, WORLDWIDE SHIPPING
1 HAND BUILT ORIENTAL WOODEN SCREEN
APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS (IN INCHES):
WIDTH: (WHEN FULLY EXTENDED): 207" OR ABOUT 18 FEET LONG (17.25" per panel)
HEIGHT: 8 feet (96")
THICKNESS OF PANEL: .75" (3/4 INCH)
BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON THIS SCREEN:
The screen was purchased by my father in Singapore in either late 1989 or early 1990. Our family lived in Singapore for approximately 4-5 years. The screen was being sold at a Chinese government cultural exhibition display being held in Singapore and was purchased there for approximately 90,000 Singapore Dollars (SGD) at the time. Apparently this screen is the only one of its kind in the world and was the center showpiece at the cultural exhibition from where it was purchased. It is hand-built of Rosewood (a very thick, sturdy wood). Many of the paintings on the screen depict scenes from Chinese Buddhist philosophy and culture including the dragons of Chinese mythology.
CONDITION OF THIS SCREEN:
This screen has been maintained in excellent condition and has largely been kept for decorative purposes. We had moved our residence from Singapore to Pakistan in the mid 1990's and had this screen professionally transported to our new home. The wood and paintings on the screen still retain much of their original shine. The screen is horizontally foldable and can be stored easily.
WHY WE WANT TO SELL THIS SCREEN:
We want to sell this screen because we are in the process of moving to a new house (possibly overseas) and do not want to retain the added burden of taking care of it again or transporting it (even though the screen is one of our prized possessions). The screen is very large and is difficult to move from place to place without the help of a professional transporter.
AGE AND ORIGIN OF THIS SCREEN:
I apologize for not having much information about the approximate age, period of Chinese history, or precise part of China that this screen comes from. The business partners that my father used to work with who would have had more information about this screen are no longer in contact with us as the screen was purchased more than 20 years ago. ANY FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SCREEN WOULD BE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED (FROM APPRAISERS, COLLECTORS, EXPERTS ETC.)
VALUATION AND TERMS OF SALE:
The asking price for this screen is a conservative estimate based on price appreciation and the relative dollar value (real value) of the screen in today's terms. The screen could very well be worth considerably more than the asking price listed. I have posted several pictures of the screen. I can cater to any additional requests, inquiries, etc. about the screen to the best of my ability. I ALSO WELCOME FURTHER DISCUSSION, SUGGESTIONS, AND OPINIONS ABOUT THIS SCREEN. WE ARE ALSO OPEN TO ANY SERIOUS OFFERS.
The prospective buyer is free to ask any questions about this screen and/or inspect the screen in person or hire an inspector to evaluate it. Once the sale has been FINALIZED, however, no returns or refunds will be accepted.
THE ITEM WILL BE SHIPPED OUT FROM PAKISTAN VIA AN INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED FREIGHT SHIPPER SUCH AS GLOBAL PACKERS OR DHL, PLEASE ALLOW 20-30 BUSINESS DAYS MINIMUM TO ARRIVE. LOCAL PICKUP CAN ALSO BE ARRANGED. SHIPPING WILL BE CONDITIONALLY FREE (MORE INFO. EXPLAINED ABOVE IN TERMS OF SALE). PLEASE SEE TERMS OF SALE ABOVE FOR MORE INFO. ABOUT INSPECTIONS, RETURNS, ETC. WE ARE OPEN TO ANY SHIPPING RECOMMENDATIONS/SUGGESTIONS THAT THE BUYER MAY HAVE.
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