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Three Silk Embroidered Piano Shawls

Auction:
2642M
Lot:
589
Sold for:
$1,600$1,600

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Auction:
Discovery - 2642M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
March 14, 2013 10:00AM

Description:

Three Silk Embroidered Piano Shawls, two Chinese, one possibly European, 20th century, all fringed with allover polychrome floral and figural embroidery, two on black ground, one on yellow, measuring 60 to 65 in. at center.

Provenance: Formerly property of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Estimate $200-300

One black background with minor loose threads and a few areas with subtle surface grime, overall good, the other black shawl with small holes, repairs, and fading/discoloration to background, embroidery in tact, yellow with minor thread loss and a few brown spots.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

China, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cultural history, Embroidery, Needlework, Persian clothing, Shawl

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