For sale is a really exceptional and interesting piece. This is a carved panel which would have hung outside the entrance to the door of an Opium Den.Opium Dens were common across China, Hong Kong, Paris, London and some cities in the United States. The open taking of Opium was widespread until the legislator's drove it underground. The panel has a faux carved bamboo edge and carved in deep relief. The eyes are glass, a sure sign of quality, and the piece has been painted.
There is fine detail, particularly in the clothing and it requires a clean but it is offered in original untouched condition. It dates to the late 19th century.
There has been a hanging loop affixed to the rear some time ago which has punctured the front slightly. Additional images available if required. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Woodenware". The seller is "geist1960" and is located in this country: GB.This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Republic of Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei Darussalam, Cayman Islands, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Macau, Monaco, Maldives, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Bahamas, Colombia, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Vietnam, Chile.