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Pair of Silk Brocade Elbow Rests

Auction:
3134B
Lot:
463
Sold for:
$1,107$900

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 3134B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 14, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Pair of Silk Brocade Elbow Rests, China, 18th/19th century, round with six side panels, the top and bottom embroidered with a front-facing lung dragon, the sides with floral medallions on a yellow ground, ht. 7 3/4, dia. 11 in.

Note: See throne back cushion cover with similar patterned brocade in Robert D. Jacobsen, Imperial Silks, Ch'ing Dynasty Textiles in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Volume II, p. 867.
Provenance: Ronnie Newman.
Estimate $400-600

One rest very faded with many threads worn away, the other with overall fading and some thread loss.


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Keywords

Ronnie Newman, Brocade, Embroidery, Silk, China

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