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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 48

    UNCUT BROCADE ROBE FACINGS

    LATE 19TH CENTURY

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    UNCUT BROCADE ROBE FACINGS
    LATE 19TH CENTURY
    The uncut midnight-blue silk ground woven with a pair of horsehoof-shaped cuffs, a collar and a lapel, all with dragons in gold-wrapped thread in pursuit of flaming pearls amidst clouds above a band of wind-tossed waves
    45½ x 14¾ in. (115.5 x 37.5 cm.)


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    These robe facings are a 19th century revival of 18th century facings for a dragon robe. For a sheet of late 19th/early 20th century date showing the facings for a collar, cuffs and lapel embroidered with a similar dragon design see The Folk Clothing in Early Taiwan, 1796-1932, National Museum of History, Taipei, 1995, p. 152, pl. 177.