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Jacqueline Simcox Ltd

Set of Six Chair Covers

A rare set of six red silk kesi (tapestry) chair covers, each woven with a bat and shou character above a large archaistic dragon roundel, a medallion with a phoenix and a kylin. The lower edge with waves, a pierced rock, pearls and ruyi-head sceptres and in the background five bats, clouds, Buddhist emblems and Precious Objects. The design expresses the beneficent period of the Kangzi Emperor’s reign in the late 17th century.

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