Antique Wooden Hand Painted Chinese Wall Tile Dragon 0228
Several years ago one of our dealers found an old restaurant in China that was closing down and selling everything in the old building. Included in the sale were many of these old hand painted wall tiles. He bought them ALL. Then we bought them all from Him.
There are four different designs (see the others we have listed). We call THIS one the "dragon" design.
You'll notice we have some of these tiles listed that are NOT cleaned up. Those are for clients who want them in AS FOUND condition. But THIS tile is one that I DID (partially) clean up.
I DID clean the white border and give it a fresh coat (Rust-Oleum "Almond" color.....which is an off-white shade) of paint . This is a VERY OLD tile so you will notice some of the raised gold paint is missing in places. It's amazing it's still in as good of condition as it IS for its age but we mention it for accuracy.
One can only IMAGINE the time it took to paint each one of these. The tile you see below is the EXACT tile you will receive. The corners are frayed and the old nail holes can still be seen but it's otherwise in wonderful condition.