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Early 20th Century Chinese Silk Piano Shawl.


An excellent example in superb condition, dating to around 1900. The silk ground is of a heavier quality than is often found, and the whole is a good large size: The field being 128cm sq with an additional 80cm fringe all around.


Profusely embroidered with a symmetrical pattern of Roses and tendrils. Each flower head is made from a complex, subtle palette: reds and oranges, corals and burgundies burst with vibrancy against the most beautiful cerulean blue ground. The fringing is a wonderful sage green silk.


Overall excellent with only the slightest signs of age: a couple of very tiny pin holes, one dark mark/stain to one edge, around 6cm in length, another; less noticeable, possibly a water mark, above this to the corner of the same side. A couple of instances of the smallest fraying to the embroidery, you need to look very hard for these, they proved too small for us to photograph. 99.9% of the embroidery is as good as the day it was made. The fringing is immaculate, 100% perfect condition. The field has been carefully ironed and the fringing straightened. The whole piece is exceptionally clean.


Please use the Google Drive link to see more images, including close ups of staining and pinholes:


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Antique Chinese Silk Piano Shawl

£800.00 Regular Price
£600.00Sale Price
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