May 17, 2019 09:00 AM EDT Asheville, North Carolina


Imperial Kesi Slit Tapestry Dragon Robe

late Qing dynasty, imperial yellow silk tapestry woven in gold thread with 12 dragons, clouds, bats and other symbols over lishui border, brocaded silk lining, 52 in. length; lot accompanied with copy of 1980 receipt from Vallin Galleries, Wilton, Connecticut, reads "Twelve Symbol Imperial Consort's Robe, late 19th century" and indicates a price of $2500

Provenance:Vallin Galleries, Wilton, Connecticut; Private Collection, North Carolina


overall good condition, some minor losses and wear at shoulders, light fading, stretching and additional separations of tapestry seams along the shoulder line and upper sleeves

Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000
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