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Lot 155

Ten Chinese Skirts and Others

Estimate: $400 - $600

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early 20th century, comprising: silk embroidered cloud collar, having figural, floral and butterfly decoration, metal appliques, suspended ribbon, double knot closure to neck, red silk lining; lavender vest with blue floral embroidery, black and teal ribbon trim set with rhinestones, knot closures, teal silk lining; embroidered jacket on purple fabric, button closures, green lining; embroidered and quilted skirt with dragon and bird decoration within foliate and butterfly trim, blue silk lining; gilt embroidered butterflies, dragonflies and lotus flowers on red silk fabric, alternating pleated panels, knot closures, blue silk lining, two character marks to waist band; skirt with embroidered floral sprays with butterflies on red fabric, no lining; wedding skirt with gilt floral embroidered decoration on red fabric, alternating pleated panels, suspended ribbons, pink lining; character marks to interior; court skirt with front and rear red panels, one embroidered with a phoenix, the other a dragon amongst clouds, multi colored ribbon panels with floral and mirror decoration, red lining; skirt with gilt embroidered dragon decoration amongst clouds on navy fabric, brocade trim, pleated at waist, navy lining; skirt with floral, butterfly and bat embroidery on blue fabric, gilt embroidered trim, alternating pleated panels, pale blue lining, longest 39-1/2 in.

Provenance: Collection of General Sam S. Walker and Charlotte B. Walker, Pinehurst, North Carolina


cloud collar with tears to collar, some losses, separation to black ribbon trim, a few tears and areas of discoloration to interior silk lining; vest with moderate to heavy discoloration to interior lining, mild discoloration to exterior, missing a few rhinestones; purple example with wear to ribbons, slightly detached from collar, areas of discoloration to interior; skirt with a few loose threads, a few minor areas of discoloration to lining; red skirt having mild wear; red skirt with minor areas of discoloration; red gilt skirt in overall good condition; court skirt with a few minor areas of discoloration; navy skirt overall good condition; blue skirt with moderate wear, discoloration and holes to interior lining; loose threads and areas of loss to trim