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Length of furnishing fabric from Yuanmingyuan

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Length of furnishing fabric from the Yuanmingyuan (Qianlong summer palace) with overall design of peonies and leaves in cut and uncut silk velvet in pale green, blue, light gray, salmon and pink on a voided velvet, creme satin ground.


By 1941, Yamanaka and Company, New York; 1941, sold by Yamanaka to the MFA for $115. (Accession Date: June 5, 1941)

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Museum purchase with funds donated by Mrs. Charles Gaston Smith's Group

Chinese, Qing dynasty, reign of Qianlong, 1750–75

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170 x 64 cm (66 15/16 x 25 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk voided velvet; cut and uncut pine with satin-weave ground


Textiles and Fashion Arts