Property from Various Owners
A Chinese woman's embroidered red silk side-opening informal coat, ao
Late Qing dynasty
The brocade silk ground embroidered in satin and knotted stitches with auspicious fruit, blossoms and auspicious emblems in colored silk threads with couched gilt-wrapped thread outlines, the yellow silk sleeve bands embroidered en suite and the black ground borders also worked in satin stitch with gilt-wrapped thread highlights (fading, wear, some surface soiling).
42in (106.7cm) long