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