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Valance for a wedding bed

Yellowish-red satin ground; in the middle is a landscape with flowers and five figures; on each end flowers, fruit, butterflies, bats and a spider, etc., worked with blue, green, pink, yellow, brown, black and white silk. Trimmed with a blue and white ribbon brocade and black satin. Lined with...

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Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Chinese, late 19th century

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Silk satin embroidered with floss silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts