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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 86

    AN UNUSUAL HAN CHINESE WOMAN'S CRIMSON SILK DAMASK INFORMAL COAT, AO

    THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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    AN UNUSUAL HAN CHINESE WOMAN'S CRIMSON SILK DAMASK INFORMAL COAT, AO
    THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    The silk damask finely woven with a complex geometric floral pattern, with an inner black and silver ribbon border, and an unusual chain stitch border of geometric diaper pattern, the ivory satin outer border and the matching 'cloud' collar embroidered in fine satin stitch with cartouches of figures and flowers surrounded by floral diaper pattern in gold-wrapped thread, the ivory satin sleeve bands similarly bordered and worked in a very high quality raised Peking knot with a design of insect and squirrel roundels
    41½ in. (105.5 cm.) long x 54 in. (137 cm.) across


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    Provenance

    Private American collection.