Antique Silk Embroidered Wallhanging with Wisteria :C1900 China (for export)
Made with a stunning gold coloured silk satin ground and embroidered with dripping wisteria blossoms with a couple of exotic birds, a wallhanging dating from around 1900.
Produced by one of the many skilled workshops in China that specialised in these sort of silk embroideries, this hanging has beautiful and unusual colouring with a glossy gold mustard ground which contrasts beautifully with a the pale muted colours of the hand embroidery.
The hanging would have been made for export to Europe where chinoiserie was all the rage throughout the 18th and 19th centuries.
There are some condition issues, as you would expect in an antique textiles from this era. It has a line of wear does one side which we can conserve if required. Please ask us for details.
125 x 199cm