Silk Pile and Metal Thread Chinese "Imperial" Carpet, early 20th century, the inscription in the top border reads "Baohedian" or "Hall of Preserving Harmony" (the third hall from the main gate of the Forbidden City, and leads to the inner court with the Emperor's bed chamber), 9 ft. 3 in. x 6 ft.
Very good pile, minor abrasion in metal thread ground.
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