Antique Chinese Embroidered Border/Pelmet Provenance
Antique Red silk border or pelmet, late 19th Century w/mirrors in good condition, though some mirrors are cracked due to age. It has huge silver metal embroideries that are perhaps names across the banner. It's trimmed and lined with raw silk fabric in a beautiful peony floral. The fringe is beaded and in excellent condition for its age except for the mirrors.
Measure 11 ft x 29 ½" with out fringe, 37 ½" with fringe
Here is a bit of history about the owner of this item: L.V. Collings went to China in 1916 to work for the Standard Oil Company of New York then known as Socony (Standard Oil Company of New York) or the Flying Red Horse Oil Company ( Esso) and was there until 1923. He returned to law school, worked for a law firm and then rejoined the Standard Vacuum Oil Company where he worked in the NYC office until he retired in 1960 when he was Chairman of the Board of Directors. The company operated in 60 countries or jurisdictions in the Far East, Australia and New Zealand and in Africa..