SOLD! for $12,800.00.
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Qing Dynasty embroidered silk ceremonial or Court robe, elaborately embroidered with gold, silver and colored threads on a rose silk ground, housed in a custom shadowbox frame. Body and sleeves having embroidered five toed dragons chasing flaming pearls, along with bat, longevity, and magic fungus decoration along with other auspicious symbols; multi-colored wave decoration to lower edge. Pale blue silk lining with braided and brass knotted closures. Housed in a custom fiberglass frame with Asian style silver-gilt corners; interior features magnetic backing to display the robe in upright position. Robe approx. 50" H. Frame: 63" H x 48" W x 6" D. Late 19th/Early 20th century.
PROVENANCE: Private Chattanooga, TN collection.
CONDITION: Silk background has faded to a light rose/pink on the front of the robe with minor fading verso. 3/4" dark pen mark and 1/16" dark stain to right side, near center edge; a few loose threads around center dragon motif; scattered minor pulls and subtle fraying at a couple of ends.