China, Qing dynasty, 19th century | Shield, Tengpai
Qing dynasty, 19th century
woven and painted rattan depicting the face of a tiger
82cm. diameter; 32 1/4 in.
Some damages to the wicker and lacking the arm straps to the reverse, as well as some light discolouration overall.
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