Antique Chinese Silk Tapestry of Birds among Cherry Blossoms, Hand-Woven1603
Very rare 20th century silk framed tapestry made in China, beautifully handmade, every single detail.
The rectangular frame is made of gilded wood, with wear and tear consistent with use and time.
The central tapestry is made of pure ochre silk, very beautiful and warm, suitable for decorating walls and adding warmth to the home.
The tapestry was placed on canvas and framed, which means it must have belonged to someone important, perhaps a noble family.
The canvas shows a hand-woven embroidery in greenish silk that creates an inner frame, around which 6 white flowers are placed on each side.
The scene depicted represents herons intent on flight, amidst notorious flowers and cherry blossoms. Every single detail is entirely hand-sewn, even the grass.
The tapestry has very neutral colours: grey-brown and white for the birds, while the flowers favour colours such as ivory and fuchsia.
The tapestry is wonderful and is suitable for true lovers of Chinese art.
Height: 177 cm (69.68 in.)
Width: 129 cm (50.78 in.)
Depth: 4 cm (1.57 in.)
The tapestry is in good and original vintage condition, slight scratches and light wear consistent with its time and use. Being a VINTAGE item it is possible that it will bear some scratches or defects.