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UNCUT MIDNIGHT-BLUE SILK YARDAGE FOR A SURCOAT
UNCUT MIDNIGHT-BLUE SILK YARDAGE FOR A SURCOAT
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PROPERTY FROM THE FAMILY COLLECTION OF GENERAL JOSEPH W. STILWELL
UNCUT MIDNIGHT-BLUE SILK YARDAGE FOR A SURCOAT

19TH CENTURY

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UNCUT MIDNIGHT-BLUE SILK YARDAGE FOR A SURCOAT
19TH CENTURY
The midnight-blue silk is woven with a damask pattern of roundels of dragons contesting flaming pearls, and is applied with two embroidered roundels of cranes standing on lishui within borders of gold and silver couched threads.
108 ½ x 50 ½ in. (275.5 x 128.3 cm.)
Provenance
The Collection of General Joseph W. Stilwell (1883-1946), acquired in the early twentieth century, and thence by descent within the family.

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