Lot 121
A Chinese Red Ground Silk Manchu Woman's Wedding Robe
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Qing dynasty (1644-1912), composed of red silk finely embroidered with eight silk roundels comprising large peonies, chrysanthemums, and butterflies, all amidst scattered flowers above a lishui border with ruyi and other auspicious emblems in the rolling waves, the black collar and wide cuffs are densely embroidered with flowers and butterflies, with gilt brocade trimming, horseshoe cuffs with same embroidery are detached but remain with robe.

Approximate: 56 x 28 in. wide; Sleeve 23 in.

By descent from the John Jacob Astor IV family of Rhinebeck, New York, through William Astor Drayton, the father of Countess Margaret (Peggy) Reventlow, philanthropist and patron of services for the blind

This robe was acquired by Herbert G. Squires (1859-1911) during his time in China for his wife Helen Lacy Fargo Squires (1857-1886).

A very similar embroidered robe sold at Christie's, May 12, 2017, lot 288.

Some loose threads.

$2,000 - 4,000