22. Large Canton Coverlet

A large and spectacular coverlet embroidered in coloured silks on an imperial yellow ground. The central medallion with a large, stylised chrysanthemum surrounded with exotic rococo floral swags. The inner corners decorated with shields entwined with further floral designs, the matching boarder with further meandering flowers.  

Guangzhou, 18th Century
104 x 85in (265 x 215cm) 

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