Chinese Erotic Pillow Book


Given by her mother on her wedding day, a pillow book was meant to teach a young bride about the art of love making. This rare museum-quality 19th century piece is composed of 12 masterfully painted scenarios depicting a new bride and her groom (and their servant) on paper, mounted to a long silk scroll.

Pagoda Red Collection #: BNPB

Many pillow books were destroyed during the early days of Communist China. Most of the surviving erotic scrolls have been cut into individual pieces and sold as small paintings which makes this complete piece even more valuable.
Pagoda Red
1stdibs Dealer since 2006 · Located in Chicago
Pagoda Red
400 N Morgan St
Chicago IL 60642