A massive cut and uncut silk velvet carpet 19th century
Lot 5035
A massive cut and uncut silk velvet carpet 19th century
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A massive cut and uncut silk velvet carpet 19th century A massive cut and uncut silk velvet carpet 19th century A massive cut and uncut silk velvet carpet 19th century A massive cut and uncut silk velvet carpet 19th century A massive cut and uncut silk velvet carpet 19th century A massive cut and uncut silk velvet carpet 19th century A massive cut and uncut silk velvet carpet 19th century A massive cut and uncut silk velvet carpet 19th century A massive cut and uncut silk velvet carpet 19th century A massive cut and uncut silk velvet carpet 19th century A massive cut and uncut silk velvet carpet 19th century
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Property from a Private Bay Area Collection
A massive cut and uncut silk velvet carpet
19th century
Woven in three sections joined vertically to form a massive central panel of lotus flowers and intertwined leaf and squared scrolls woven in a combination of pale blue, orange and gilt-wrapped threads on a scarlet red ground that continues in the three border bands of dissolved dragons, lotus and leaf scrolls and rampant dragons; yellow cotton lining; now adapted for wall hanging with later velvet loops along the top border.
134 1/2 x 75in (342 x 190.5cm) overall

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    acquired by family member in China in the 1930's

    For a square kang carpet of similar design dated to the early 19th century, see Robert D. Jacobson, Imperial Silks: Ch'ing Dynasty Textiles in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (Minneapolis, 2000), Volume II, cat. no. 542, pp. 1092-3.
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