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Dark blue silk satin bizarre damask (selvedges intact) with large scale asymmetrical patterning of natural motifs with architectural elements in orange, yellow, white and light green.

Provenance

1991, purchased by Cora Ginsburg LLC of New York City at auction from Christie's Auctioneers; purchased from Ginsburg by the MFA (Accession date: October 21, 2009)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Chinese (for export), about 1710

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Height x width: 41 x 21 3/4 in. (104.1 x 55.2 cm)

Accession Number

2009.4628

Medium or Technique

Silk satin damask brocaded with silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles