Featured Tapestry Question

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by PerkyChangling, Jun 5, 2020.

  1. thumbnail.jpeg thumbnail1.jpeg thumbnail2.jpeg thumbnail3.jpeg This tapestry was bought by my now deceased parents back in the 70's when we lived in Europe, I was in my teens at the time. I remember my parents let a friend at a University in England evaluate and age it, he determined it was approx 300 years old. It has some flaws due to its age, some of the silk in the wings has fallen off and some small places along the edge, but overall still quite beautiful. I do not remember if it was Japanese or Chinese, any way to determine which? Thank you.
     
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  2. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Welcome, PerkyChangling. Could you go back to your post, select edit, then other choices (something like that) & change your photos from thumbnails to full size, please. Makes it easier for people on all type of devices.
     
  3. Ok, I believe I now have them full size. Thx.
     
  4. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Cranes. It would be Japanese. But are you sure its a tapestry? A tapestry is woven. Yours appears to be an embroidered panel trimmed in brocade.

    Debora
     
  5. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

  6. I don't know much about these items. Thank You for the correction.
     
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    Debora Well-Known Member

  8. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    No a problem re mis-identifying. No one can be expected to know everything. And welcome to the forum. If you do a Google Images search for "Meiji embroidered silk panel" other examples will come up.

    Debora
     
  9. I will take a look at some examples and appreciate knowing its Japanese. Thank you for the help.
    Rodney.
     
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  10. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Perfect. :)
     
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  11. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Welcome, Rodney. That is an absolutely beautiful embroidered Japanese panel.
    Agree, a Japanese Edo period silk embroidery of cranes, with a silk brocade surround.
    This panel is much older than Meiji period, which is relatively recent, 1868-1912. This one is much more 'alive', for lack of a better word, than Meiji period embroidery.
    It is definitely Edo period, 1603-1868. I would say at least 18th century, possibly slightly older.
     
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  12. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    Wow, wow and... WOWWW!!!
    Wonderful antique embroidery, and so large!:woot:
    @Any Jewelry, you are a treasure of knowledge:)
    Welcome on board, @PerkyChangling :)
     
  13. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    :shy::kiss:
     
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  14. Pat Dennis

    Pat Dennis Member

    It might be worth checking in to replacing the glass with "conservation glass ". That will keep light from causing further fading. Warning it is not cheap like regular picture framing glass but will be well worth the cost by keeping the embroidery in its present state. Google "conservation glass" to learn more. BTW: there is also "Museum glass".
     
  15. Someone else recommended the same glass. I had some business people visiting from Canada last year, one brought his wife who is a Antiques Broker and I showed it to her, she made the same recommendation. Now she calls about every two months trying to get me to sell it.
    I will start looking for a source for Museum glass, Thank You.
     
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  16. Very interesting. Thank you for that information.
     
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  17. I was also hoping I could also get some help on this chair. How old is it and is it Chinese or Japanese? I will say its the most uncomfortable chair ever made, the seat is wide and totally flat, and when you lean back the design digs into to your back. Not sure if it was even meant to be used as a chair lol. Did the holes going through the the arm rests have a purpose? Thanks. Rodney thumbnail9.jpeg thumbnail7.jpeg thumbnail8.jpeg thumbnail5.jpeg
     
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  18. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    Too much heavily ornated to be Japanese and rather crude carving--------> Chinese not very old, I think 20th:)
    Anyway, a conversation piece for sure!
     
  19. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    @PerkyChangling It would be better if you started a new thread for the chair & put it in the furniture forum. Our members who know more about furniture may not look at a thread about needlework.
     
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  20. Ok will do, thanks.
     
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