Valance

Chinese
Qing dynasty
1880s


Object Place: China

Dimensions

Height x width: 210 in. (533.4 cm)

Accession Number

11.124

Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread, applied sequins

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Valance of red silk satin with design of four large felicitous Chinese characters (“Imperial [Age] is as boundless as the Heavens”), Immortals, endless knots, flowers and birds in embroidered in silk, couched in gold-wrapped thread and accented with scatterd sequins; border of black satin with design of repeating floral motifs embroidered in polychrome silk.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, March 2, 1911

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection