RARE Antique 18th to 19th Century China Silk Embroidery Tapestry, Signed, All the Good Luck of Chinese Tigers. All items and photos are the express property of Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. No reproduction without prior written consent. We’ll be sending out sale notices and special deals to our’Favorites’ customers. Sometimes I’ve bought something simply because it is too beautiful a work to leave behind. This museum quality antique wall hanging of good size found its way into my heart and into the large bundle of my more usual buys in Fine French Aubusson, Flemish Verdure and Gobelin tapestry about 20 years ago. I knew enough to know it was something special! But not enough to feel confident about listing it. Send it to Sotheby’s, I kept saying. And yet, here it still is. Comparables I can find at market right now, in this age and comparable quality, size, turned up only 2 others. Another, in hands of a dealer in London who had put it into a frame, quotes a range (oddly) between 50,000 to 100,000 GBP. I’ve spoken with some of my Chinese customers about helping me with the signature, and both agreed it is a signature and the circle below notes it as 7, which suggested it might be the 7th silk art tapestry by this artist. Further, explaining that this theme is well-honored in China because the tiger brings good luck. Isn’t it gorgeous! Hard to do it justice in photos, it’s large and just stunning. Very good to excellent condition for age and type. The main part of this large wall hanging is remarkably unscathed by time. For the photos, I have folded under the outer 4″ or so (not included in the 34″ x 59 measurement, either – see photos from backside) because the silk there is very thready and tattered. Not so with the actual tapestry. A framable 34″ x 59″, museum worthy silk on silk embroidery. I’ve rested a 20 Victorian Chinoise face screen on it in that final image to help give some sense of scale. Colors are rich, natural, and the artist’s considerable skill has the entire scene ready to come alive. It’s been wrapped in archival tissue/rolled, these past decades. I see one spot up to top right where it could use a very small repair from behind. No other splits nor degeneration of note. I handle it with such respect of its age, but I think it will outlive us all. I know I should send it to Sotheby’s or Christie’s. I’ll leave that to you. I’ll be happy knowing it is appreciated. We have quite a few customers from China, and I would be grateful for more help, or for a more researchable signature determination. Thank you in advance!! We’re easy to deal with. You are very important! Our fine inventory is very important. And your ranking of our performance is also very important! We wish to keep our 4.9 – 5 star ratings in all categories. We always insure our items BUT, more importantly, pack them extremely well knowing that most are not replaceable. Please remember that when leaving DSR ratings. Icon here or above to see more of our inventory, offerings and venues. We have a HUGE assortment of the finest antiques to be found online, all at your fingertips with Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. _gsrx_vers_631 GS 6.9.8b6 (631). This item is in the category “Antiques\Tapestries”. The seller is “antiquesuncommontreasure” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Age: 1850-1899
- Type: Tapestry
- Country/Region of Manufacture: China
- Material: Silk
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Finish: Antique