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Antique Burmese Carved Architectural Wood Pole

Origin Myanmar (Burma)
Period 19th Century
Materials wood
Dimensions
W. 10.5 in; H. 83 in; D. 10.5 in;
W. 26.67 cm; H. 210.82 cm; D. 26.67 cm;
Condition Fair. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading. Lots of weathered surface patina, some old crackles and losses, commensurate with the nature of the piece. Base shows natural characters such as bark remains and cracks.
Creation Date 19th century
Description A striking architectural pole carved from solid teak that was used for building construction in Burma circa 19th century. Serving both structural and ornamental purposes, this types of carved poles were used widely in old buildings throughout Southeast Asia. This particular one was from a Palm Beach estate, originally purchased in Northern Thailand. The pole was carved in visual tier segments with stacked human figures riding elephant and horse; and a bird perched on the top. The surface retains some polychrome paints, certain area still quite vivid, but otherwise it display a deep weathered patina. The carving was folkish, with a rustic but highly sculptural charm, indicating that it was probably used in a more rural setting. The pole was mounted on a reclaimed oak block in natural state to accentuate its aesthetic.
Styles / Movements Asian, Folk Art, Traditional
Patterns Animal/Insects, Asian/Oriental, Handmade
Incollect Reference Number 449992
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