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Extremely Fine Chinese Silk Embroidered Bed-Cover for the Dutch Market



A Chinese red silk, embroidered bed cover Guangdong or Macao, mid-18th century The red silk cover, one one side elaborately embroided in coloured silk and gilt-paper-wrapped thread, with a central medaillion with Phoenix, surrounded by various equestrian figures, hunters, European figures, dogs, cranes, foliage and all kinds of heavenly creatures. Measures: 240 x 210 cm Note: This bed cover for the European market incorporates a mixture of Chinese and European decorative motifs. It is decorated with hunting scenes of noblemen, squires, horsemen, hunters a noblewoman with attendant, all dressed in the European fashion of the first half of the 18th century, besides exotic birds, cranes, phoenixes and butterflies. In the center and repeated in the four corners are phoenixes with spread wings.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 94.49 in. (240 cm)Width: 82.68 in. (210 cm)Depth: 0.2 in. (5 mm)
  • Style
    Chinese Export (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Some embroideries are missing, such as some figures, details of figures, but not noticeable. However, for the age and refinement in extremely good condition. Restoration possible on request. Comes with a hanging system.
  • Seller Location
    Amsterdam, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU5458220860232

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  • Shipping
    Free White Glove Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 8-10 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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