Floral Brocade Panel

Chinese textiles- brocades, freehand down on silk and embroideries were very popular in Europe starting in the 18th century and through the 19th century. They were used for garments as well as for house decoration. This brocade is Ming dynasty in its depiction of peonies in rows alternately facing right and left. The blooms shoot out of green leafy stems and the rows are separated by rows of smaller blue flowers. Most likely made for export to England or France and intended for curtains.Three long panels ,each 29″ wide selvedge to selvedge, sewn together lengthwise.

Circa: late 18th century

Origin: China

Material: Silk satin brocade

Condition: Excellent

Dimensions: 70" x 87"

Inventory number: TX4512



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