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Chinese Antique Silk Panel from a Chair Back

Reference
5819
Framed Height
35 cm (13 3/4")
Framed Width
52 cm (20 1/2")
Chinese Silk Antique Panel from a chair cover, from the back.

Embroidery on satanised dark blue silk with excellent stitch work and colour.

The Embroidery shows a red Headed Crane standing on a mound with Peony, Hibiscus and finger Citron -Buddhas Hand.

The Citron or fu shou is an inedible fruit although has a beautiful fragrance. it is often placed on Buddhist alters and represents wealth.

Red Headed Cranes are one of the symbols of The Emperor and associated with the belief that it lived for over 600 years it is an emble, of longevity

The hibiscus flower is the emblem for riches

The dark blue is associated with a fourth rank court Mandarin
Framed Height
35 cm (13 3/4")
Framed Width
52 cm (20 1/2")
Year
c 1870
Medium
chinese Silk
Country
China
Provenance
Private English Collection
Condition
perfect and framed