Pair vintage pillars pedestals chinoiserie, carved & black lacquer wood columns, 1970`s ca Chinese These items have been gently cleaned while respecting the vintage patina and are ready to use. These vintage decorative large columns with their exquisite artistic style and wonderful workmanship were probably made by the famous Yangzhou Lacquerware Factory in China. A very elegant black lacquer Oriental / Asian large columns with carved & painted wildflowers and birds, for use alone as an sculptural decoration in a room or for display of collectibles, plants, or lamps. The stylised Chinoiserie motif and delicate colour tones would suit a range of interiors such as Antique, Traditional, Art Deco Hollywood Regency, Post Modern, Minimalist or Contemporary. Both square section pillars are made of solid wood panels coated in black lacquer. The black lacquer has a warm satin type finish, not flat and not too glossy. They have been hand painted and carved with a continuous decoration depicting wild flowers, leaves & birds along the four sides. They are an original matching pair, designed together as a set, with minor variations in colour & detail in the carvings showing the hand made quality of each the pillars. The background surfaces are coated in black lacquer, while the large pictures are made using the "K uan Cai" (literally "incised colors") technique. Both columns are in very good condition with the original vintage patina present and only minor signs of age such as tiny superficial marks & wear on the edges. They sell together and the price is for the pair. YANGZHOU LACQUERWARE FACTORY HISTORY Originating in China during the Warring States period, "Yangzhou Lacquerware" flourished during the Qin and Han Dynasties and prospered during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. It has won a high reputation at home and abroad for its exquisite artistic style and wonderful workmanship for more than one thousand years. Founded in 1955, the Yangzhou Lacquerware Factory is a key enterprise among the national lacquer-ware industry. It has the right of self-operating import and export business and won many international and domestic Gold and Silver Medal awards. The designs have been sold to many countries around the world.