SOLD! for $2,176.00.
(Note: Prices realized include a buyer's premium.)
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- Low Estimate: $600.00
- High Estimate: $700.00
- Realized: $2,176.00
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1st item: Chinese embroidered red silk Kesi or ladies shawl, comprised of three light gold silk shaped cartouche panels with bird and flowering branch decoration on a red silk ground with gilt embroidered floral, bird, and insect decoration throughout. Bordered along the lower edge with mirror trim above a blue border with floral vignette and gilt embroidered decoration and silk knotted fringe. 82" W X 22 1/5" H. Late 19th century. 2nd item: Chinese blue silk men's robe, with embroidered designs including dragons chasing the flaming pearl, bats, and auspicious symbols above a wave, water, and striped lower border. 55" H x 71 1/2" W. Late 19th century.
PROVENANCE: Estate of Judge John Nixon, Nashville, Tennessee.
CONDITION: 1st item: Scattered fraying and shattering to silk including along the upper edge with significant losses to upper left edge, approx 4" L x 2" W. Some fraying and losses to gilt threads and a few losses to mirror trim, mostly to upper left edge. Overall grime with some light scattered staining. 2nd item: Scattered fraying and shattering to silk, primarily to both seams of sleeves and around the collar and neck area. Robe toggles or closures missing. Some fading to the blue robe ground. Overall light grime and some light staining.