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A CHINESE EXPORT SATIN EMBROIDERED EUROPEAN-SUBJECT SILK BEDSPREAD, 18TH CENTURY

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1520
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Embroidered in coloured silks on an Imperial yellow ground, with a central large peony bloom flanked by four peacock/eagle like birds with outstretched wings and talons supporting baskets of fruit and flowers surrounded by a further eight phoenix-like birds with outstretched wings, the field with luxuriant blooms separated at each corner with an elaborate pendant scroll incorporating a large scallop shell motif interlaced with hibiscus, peony and asters, all within a further border each side containing an arrangement of cornucopia issuing pomegranates, lilies, peonies, asters around a pineapple-like flourish, interspersed at each corner with a cherub's head scrollwork pendant terminating in a peony bloom flanked by two European servants, wearing red jackets and blue breaches playing hunting horns with white banners, yellow tasselled fringe.
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Year Circa 1730 - 1740
Provenance Portuguese private collection