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Pair of late C19th Chinese silk sleeve bands

Code: 230526


A charming pair of late 19th century Chinese silk sleeve bands or cuffs showing women in a garden with trees, bridges, water features, buildings and flowers. The scenes are embroidered on a cream ground with a variety of colours and stitches, including knot and seed stitch. The embroidered figures are outlined in couched silver thread.

Condition: The embroidery is in very good condition. There is some light staining to the background material and a small number of losses to the couching stitches. The underlying design drawing can be seen in a number of places. Please see photographs. 

Size (visible fabric): 10cm x 47½ cm  (4” x 18¾")       (mount): 37cm  x  60.5cm (14 ½ " x 23 ¾ ")

Pair of late C19th Chinese silk sleeve bands