Antique 19th century Chinese Qing Dynasty Summer Robe constructed of a
very thin black Silk finely woven with numerous round medallions which
each enclose a pair of five-clawed Dragons amidst clouds bordered by
black Satin silk panels and trimmed with blue satin silk adorned with
precious Buddhist and Taoist emblems and auspicious motifs. The
sleeves are with large lavender cuffs skillfully woven in pattern and
embroidered with birds, flowers, and butterflies.
Due to the fact that the market is flooded by reproductions of Chinese
robes and older theatrical robes which for inexperienced collectors
look the same, we would like to inform our clients that this is a 100%
authentic antique Chinese Qing Dynasty Robe and not a reproduction,
and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately when placed flat: Length: 94 cm (37
in), Width (distance from cuff-to-cuff): 170 cm (67 in).
CONDITION: The robe in general is in good condition considering its
age, and the material from which it is made of, except for a small
tear at the front of the robe on the orange edge of the blue satin
silk trim; however, this can be professionally stitched. We do not
perform any repairs or restorations on our antiques. There are no
holes or applied patches. Please note that this is an antique over 200
year old textile which was well used, so a perfect condition cannot be
expected. The picture of the damage is attached to the listing. There
are no other holes or applied patches.
This Robe comes from an old Canadian collection of Oriental Art,
including many Chinese robes and related items which we are in the
process of photographing and placing for sale for the first time.