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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF THE LATE COLLEEN McCULLOUGH AO, NORFOLK ISLAND

A SET OF FOUR EMBROIDERED SILK PANELS, 19TH/20TH CENTURY

(4)

Estimate $8,000 – $10,000

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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF THE LATE COLLEEN McCULLOUGH AO, NORFOLK ISLAND

each of rectangular form, the ivory silk ground embroidered in coloured silks with scenes of birds and plants, the many different species of birds shown in pairs, including phoenix, peacocks, roosters, cranes, pheasants, parrots, ducks and song birds, all in flight or perched among trees and flowering plants growing beside ornamental rockwork, including pine, maple, prunus, peony, rose, lotus and chrysanthemum, and with inscriptions naming Cai Yuan Xiu Zhuang, He Zhu Zhai, and He Bao Huan and listing the auspicious meanings of the decoration, mother of pearl inlaid hardwood frames, one panel inscribed to the reverse

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each panel 124.5 x 42 cm, 135 x 53 cm overall

  • Lot Sold $53,000 (Hammer Price)
  • $64,660 (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)

Condition Report

Light warping in places to the silk ground of each panel; colour strong throughout, but with possible slight variation to the colour of the silk ground in places; hardwood framed in good order, but with separation and losses to some corner joints, isolated splits to the wood and losses to some mother of pearl inlay, including approximately 23 circular inserts from the border; overall good order.

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