Lot 1204
A China Trade Painting
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Late 19th or early 20th century, colors on silk, an exterior scene of a tea merchant and his wealthy clients on the veranda and in the garden, framed with double mat under glass, not examined outside of glass.

DOA: 21 x 18 in.

The Lifelong Collection of Keith and Caroline Gray, Charlotte, NC. Keith and Caroline Gray were passionate about antiques, art, and history. Together they attended antique shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics. Both were longtime supporters of the Mint Museum in Charlotte, with Caroline serving in multiple capacities from docent to a member of the acquisitions board and trustee. Caroline translated her love of material culture into a successful career, becoming a certified property appraiser in Charlotte.

A stain in upper right hand portion of painting.