Property from a Bay Area Collector
A group of three polychrome silk hangings
Late Qing dynasty
The first of rectangular form, made from joined sections of a kesi-woven blue silk ground dragon robe with painted details (tears, degrading); the second, of rectangular form, made from joined pieces of a polychrome-woven black silk brocade with dragon and lishui decoration surrounded by an upper panel and border bands of other silk brocade types (black ground extensively degraded and torn); the third a horizontal valance constructed from joined pieces of a brown-ground brocade dragon robe and deep blue-ground brocade with Manchu characters above descending pendants cut from variously colored silk brocade pieces displaying in gilt-covered thread patterns (extensive wear, fading losses).
43 x 56in (109 x 142.5cm) largest hanging