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Lot 604

A SILK VELVET CHAIR STRIP WITH DRAGONS

Estimated Value:

1.500 € - 2.500 €

Description:

China. Qing dynasty. 18th ct.
53 x 173 cm
Red silk velvet with gold threads. Lining: Brownish silk, probably replaced. On the seat a large lotus medallion, in front a pair of shizi lions with brocade ball over waves. The part over the back each with a large four-clawed dragon with flaming pearl. In the frame smaller dragons run between clouds.
From a private collection in southern Germany, acquired from Kunming Art Ostasiatica in Stuttgart on 10.10.1975
Cf.: Chair strips with identical design: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, inv. nos. 49.32.141 and 142; nos. 33.40.90 and 91
Traces of use, bleached, somewhat fragile

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