Four (4) Asian embroidered textile items. 1st item: Chinese turquoise silk tapestry, comprised of two panels, with embroidered Bird of Paradise to the center, flowering tree and songbird decoration. Chinese inscriptions in ink, top right and bottom left edges en verso. 76" H. x 58" W. 20th century. 2nd item: Chinese pink and blue woven silk ladies robe with black embroidered butterfly and foliate trim to neck, front and cuffs with additional ribbon trim and gilt bronze buttons. 50 1/2" H x 50 1/2" W. 20th century. 3rd item: Chinese blue silk embroidered vest front (back missing) with foliate and insect decoration and gilt bronze Chinese buttons. Crane theme ribbon sewn as an outline to the center and sides. 32 1/2" H x 31" W. Late 19th/Early 20th century. 4th item: Japanese silk kimono, cream ground with embroidered flowering cherry blossom branch and bamboo branch decoration throughtout with birds along the bottom, in colors of pink, red and green along with gilt thread and brown floral stenciling or stamps, lined in red satin. 50" total W x 59 1/2" H. 20th century. CONDITION: 1st item: Very good condition overall, unfinished top and bottom edges. 2nd item: Blue and pink main fabric exhibits dry rotting. Area of fraying to embroidery trim at left shoulder. Black butterfly fabric shattering with previous repair at neckline in back. Right back shoulder has significant area of repair with fabric patch, 10" L, and 3/4" hole. 5" tear at bottom hem front left. General staining overall. Paint accretions interior, bottom left and right seams. Interior pink lining shattering at neckline. 3rd item: Moderate staining and soiling overall with 8 tears, smallest 1/4" L., largest 2" L. Missing back panel. Interior lining heavily stained. 4th item: Overall general wear, especially to metallic threads with loose and detached gilt threads throughout. Tear to seam of right sleeve. Some scattered stains to the exterior.
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