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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 148

    AN IMPERIAL EMBROIDERED YELLOW SILK SQUARE ELBOW REST

    YONGZHENG/QIANLONG PERIOD (1723-1795)

    Price Realised  

    AN IMPERIAL EMBROIDERED YELLOW SILK SQUARE ELBOW REST
    YONGZHENG/QIANLONG PERIOD (1723-1795)
    Finely embroidered in satin stitch and Peking knot on the top and the four sides with a medallion of auspicious symbols surrounded by musk mallow spandrels and angular scrolls, the bottom with a central lotus flower surrounded by further mallow sprays conjoined by ruyi heads, all picked out in shades of blue, green, yellow, coral, white and fine gold-wrapped thread on a greenish-yellow satin ground
    Approximately 11½ in. (29.2 cm.) square x 6¾ in. (17.1 cm.) high


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    The greenish-yellow color of the satin is typical of early 18th century date. The charming informality of the decoration suggests that it was made for the private apartments of an imperial consort.