Valance of faded celadon figured silk, large sprays of lotus and wine foo dogs in shades of blue, cream, tan, pink,grey, rust, green and black. The manes and tails of some of the dogs embroidered with silk threads which have been wound with peacock feathers. Chiefly satin and couched stitch, but some areas in knot stitch. Lower and end borders of black satin embroidered with running peony design in shades of blue and white. Border frayed at edges. No lining.

Valance, 19th century

Unknown artist, expand_more

silk, embroideryexpand_more

The John R. Van Derlip Fundexpand_more  42.8.180

Not on Viewexpand_more
Details
Title
Valance
Role
Artist
Dimension
L.13-3/4 x W.21-1/4 in
Accession Number
42.8.180
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Valance of faded celadon figured silk, large sprays of lotus and wine foo dogs in shades of blue, cream, tan, pink,grey, rust, green and black. The manes and tails of some of the dogs embroidered with silk threads which have been wound with peacock feathers. Chiefly satin and couched stitch, but some areas in knot stitch. Lower and end borders of black satin embroidered with running peony design in shades of blue and white. Border frayed at edges. No lining.