Exhibition 2009

1. Embroidered Panel
China. 18th century.
87" x 95" - 220cm x 240cm

An exquisite and very rare yellow ground silk panel,
embroidered on both sides in vivid colours,
portraying an exotic open basket of flowers on a
rock-work pedestal, within elaborate trellis work,
the borders with further meandering floral
decoration. The reverse, on a red ground, with
identical pattern also worked in the same high
quality embroidery. The whole, made from three
selvage panels.

Note: This rare panel is not only exceptionally
beautiful in design and execution but is also double
sided. The restoration of the Qianlong Emperor's
residence within the Forbidden City in Beijing, has
brought to attention the wealth of similar double-
sided embroidered panels. And it seems highly
likely that this important panel once graced similar
accommodation.


This exhibit has been sold.

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