Imperial Silks (2 Volumes)
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The imperial silks collected by William E Colby in the decades following the overthrow of the Ch’ing in 1912 became the foundation of the Minneapolis collection that now has over 600 examples of Ch’ing dynasty textiles. This magnificent two-volume catalogue describes and illustrates 26 categories of garments and furnishings in chapters on official court attire, ecclesiastical and theatrical costume, unofficial attire, costume accessories, furniture accessories, pictorial hangings, pile carpets and panels. Slipcased.