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Chinese Qing Dynasty Goldwork and "Forbidden Stitch" Embroidery Panel

Item Details

Item Type: Needlework, Panels
Maker: Unmarked
Technique: Forbidden Stitch, Goldwork, Embroidered, Couching
Manufacturing Process: Handmade
Materials: Silk Thread, Metallic-Wrapped Thread, Silk
Inscriptions and/or Labels: Inscribed information in French to the verso
Period: Late 19th Century
Origin: China
Additional Information: Embroidery panel depicts a woman riding a phoenix and a man on the back of a dragon, flying over an ocean wave. The combination of man, woman, phoenix, and dragon symbolizes matrimony and balanced yin and yang.

Terms & Conditions

Condition

- slight discoloration to textile; wear to metallic thread finish throughout; some loose stitches and threads; slight puckering to textile from tight stitches; minor stains to backing fabric; light edge wear to frame.

Dimensions

12.0" W x 16.5" H x 1.0" D

- measures frame; panel measures 5.5" W x 10.0" H.

Item #

ITMG110767

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