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Antique Pair Chinese Carved Wooden Foo Dogs

Antique Pair Chinese Carved Wooden Foo Dogs

AGE: – Circa 1850 – 1900
CONSTRUCTION: – Camphor wood
HEIGHT: – 28cm
WIDTH:– 10cm
DEPTH: – 13cm
WEIGHT:– 2.20 kg. (Pair)
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Antique Pair Chinese Carved Wooden Foo Dogs, also referred to as guardian lions, are made from Camphor wood. This pair of Foo dogs were sourced in Malacca, Malaysia, where there has been a revival and restoration of buildings that belonged to the Baba Nonya people, they would more than likely have sat on an altar in a Baba Nonya home.

Houses in Malacca, consist of rows of semi-detached buildings, between two to three levels, they are mostly long and narrow from front to back. Traditionally these homes have a central open courtyard with rooms on all sides, often this was where the cooking and washing were performed.
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