Niche valance

Chinese
Qing dynasty
1775–1825


Object Place: China

Dimensions

107 x 110.5 cm (42 1/8 x 43 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

15.579

Medium or Technique

Silk tapestry weave (kesi)

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Niche valance in silk slit tapestry (kesi) with design in top panel of phoenix and peonies in green, blue and red silk on gold ground; lower valance has design of waves, dragons, clouds and bats in blue, cream, white and gold on a reddish-orange ground; borders have scrolling floral pattern in various shades of blue and gold; blue cotton band along the top; lined with green cotton.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on April 1, 1915

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection