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Chair seat cover of reddish-orange silk velvet with design of dragons, chrysanthemum, pair of shishi lions, auspicious clouds and symbols with a border of repeating mythical spotted unicorn (quilin) in voided velvet and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts; plain-weave...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, February 7, 1924

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Chinese, Qing dynasty, first quarter 18th century

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54.6 x 172.5 cm (21 1/2 x 67 15/16 in.)

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Silk cut pile (velvet) on satin-weave ground with gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts