Panel with applique and embroidery

Qing dynasty

Object Place: China or Japan


114 x 149 cm (44 7/8 x 58 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave, silk satin, embroidered with silk, reverse appliquéd

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Panel composed of different pieces of embroidered fabric stitched together. The middle panel is pink plain-weave cotton with interlocking Seven Treasures pattern in reverse applique and embroidered in silk; along the top is a panel of pink silk satin with chrysanthemums, peonies, water plants and butterflies embroidered in polychrome silk; on three sides are embroidered bands with figural motifs made from sleeves facings.


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection