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Coverlet top with design of butterflies, peonies and peaches embroidered in shades of blue, white and green silk on a red silk damask ground; piece constructed of three lengths stitched together; probably part of a dowry.


Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, March 2, 1911

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Chinese, Qing dynasty, 1870 to 1889

Object Place

China or Japan


Height x width: 68 1/2 x 56 in. (174 x 142.2 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk damask embroidered with silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts