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Antique Chinese Blue Silk Embroidered Court Robe


Gorgeous antique Chinese embroidered court robe from the 19th century. Forbidden Stitch embroidery and gold chasing on light blue grey silk with pastel flowers, a tiny rat, boats, pagodas and birds. The entire robe has a border of intricate appliqué stitch work. Frog closures on the front, very wide bell cuffs. Fully lined in blue silk. 

In extremely good condition given the age. There are a few places of wear or small splits in the silk, mainly at the back of the neck, there are a few spots of missing chasing, mainly along the lapel edge, a few faint spots. See all the photos in detail. More photos are available here:

This piece is best suited for display. 

Under the arms across back - 24 inches
Length from center back neckline to hem - 34.5 inches
Sleeve length from center back neckline to cuff - 29.5 inches

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