Two rectangular wood panels from late 19th century China are hand carved with vases, flowers and graceful trailing foliage in deep relief, each carving set within a cartouche and showcased with gilding applied over dark pomegranate red. These panels once were part of an interior window or door or perhaps integrated into a large piece of furniture. Such panels are often referred to as “temple carvings” because some of them were part of Buddhist temple architecture, rescued as China’s old buildings were demolished. This pair most likely came from a provincial official’s or scholar’s home. They both are in good condition and show evidence of long use. Dimensions of each: height 3 ¾” (9.5 cm), width 12” (30.5 cm).