Antique Chinese Robe Part Red Silk Embroidered Wedding Apron
This lovely antique Chinese apron is from of an exceptional estate, with the story that this was a wedding apron, part of a full wedding ensemble. It is embroidered with several butterflies and many flowers. Many different stitches , including Forbidden stitch inside the flower centers, and I have never seen the type that makes up the Mums and some of the other flowers.
It is backed with a printed cotton that is compatible with the age stated. In mint condition. It measures 32" long. The top stiffened part is 20" wide by 8" tall. The bottom part is 30" wide. This is a rare and beautiful item.