|Title:||Chinese embroidered screen|
|Date/Era/Period:||First half of the 20th century|
|Description:||Six panel Chinese embroidered screen decorated with a floral spray, butterflies and a poem 9 FT X 6 FT|
|Condition:||FIRST PANEL HAS TWO STRAIGHT 3-4 INCH SLITS.|
|Origin:||FOUND IT AT A FLEA MARKET|
|Appraised By:||Louis Lawrence|
|History Of The Item:||This type of silk embroidery is typical of workmanship produced from 1900 for the export market. It was made by a team of artisans in a large factory and is not the work of a single individual. The poem is unrelated to the flowers and butterflies but such combination of themes is not uncommon in Chinese paintings an art.|
|Appraiser Tips:||Care should be taken NOT to expose this to direct sunlight as it wil quickly fade. It should also be kept in an even temperature and away from any dampness. Textiles are fragile and can deteriorate quickly|
|Research Sources:||A number of resources were used for the research of this work including records from the the major auction houses, leading specialist dealer's catalogues and books devoted to the subject.|
|Appraiser Comments:||A nice quality item that is worth far more than you have paid for it.|
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