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    Sale 2108

    The Imperial Wardrobe: Fine Chinese Costume And Textiles From The Linda Wrigglesworth Collection

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 44

    A SET OF UNUSUAL EMBROIDERED UNCUT FACINGS FOR A HAN CHINESE WOMAN'S ROBE

    MID-19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SET OF UNUSUAL EMBROIDERED UNCUT FACINGS FOR A HAN CHINESE WOMAN'S ROBE
    MID-19TH CENTURY
    The primary edgings and facings finely embroidered with horses and pavilions in landscape settings, with smaller isolated depictions of pavilions, and trees or bamboo growing amidst rocks, as well as narrow bands of orchid scrolls, all still uncut on a length of fine ivory silk
    32 5/8 x 29 in. (83 x 73.7 cm.), framed and glazed


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    The facings and edgings include those for a collar, lapels and cuffs. The principle motif, a horse, is unusual for Chinese embroidery.
    For other sheets of uncut embroidered robe facings and edgings see, The Folk Clothing of Early Taiwan, 1796-1932, National Museum of History, Taipei, 1995, p. 153, pl. 179, and Secret Splendors of the Chinese Court: Qing Dynasty Costume from the Charlotte Hill Grant Collection, Denver Art Museum, 30 December 1981-21 March 1982, p. 42.

    Provenance

    Private English collection.