Coverlet or Wall Hanging

Chinese, made for the European or American market

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Wealthy Europeans appreciated the dexterity and decorative potential of Chinese embroidery, which fueled a lively export industry. In this example, European rococo motifs- floral, musical and bucolic- are rendered in careful detail and lively color. Spread across a generous expanse of fine, soft Chinese silk, the candle-lit effect as a wall hanging or bed coverlet would have been quite lovely.

Coverlet or Wall Hanging, Silk, embroidered with silk, Chinese, made for the European or American market

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