While walking down the street towards the old town of Xidi I saw many buildings with fine examples of Chinese lattice decoration. The shops in the picture on the right are a nice group. Extensive use of lattice in the windows is immediately evident while the overhead grilles in the two buildings on the right compliment the overall look.
The over zealous addition of lattice decoration can result in a slightly “over the top” commercial look as is well illustrated in the shop shown below. The overhead grilles don’t work well against a flat wall. They need space behind them to work effectively. Generally the whole look is too busy.