19th C. Chinese; polychrome embroidered silk on a dark blue ground; depicting Chinese iconography such as bats, lotus and flame crested robe having multiple dragon heads emanating from it, surrounded by florals; the darker, separate border depicting precious objects with florals; the upper panel with a landscape scene. Approx. framed, 85.5", 29.125"; sight, h. 83.25", w. 27. Provenance: From the Living Estate of Mr. Cleve Carlan, Suwanee, Georgia.
Multiple areas of fading, degrading of the silk and shredding.