Valance

Chinese
Qing dynasty
1880–89


Object Place: China

Dimensions

Height x width: 40 x 150 in. (101.6 x 381 cm)

Accession Number

11.120

Medium or Technique

Silk satin couched with gold-wrapped thread; silk fringe

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Red silk satin valance with design of four large Chinese characters and inscription, birds, butterflies and flowers in couched gold-wrapped thread, blue floral silk ribbon border along sides and bottom; green silk fringe along the bottom edge.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA in 1911

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection