Archive for the 'Textiles' Category

09
Feb
15

Going, Going…Gone? No!

Missed Michaan’s last estate auction? For the following 5 business days post sale, you now have the opportunity to purchase unsold lots. Michaan’s presents “Buy It Now,” giving you a second chance at owning an unclaimed treasure. For more information and to view unsold estate auction lots, please click here.

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27
Jul
12

Appraisal event discovery: fine Chinese silk robe

A woman from Oakland came to the Michaan’s Auctions appraisal event held on Wednesday, July 25th with this fine Chinese silk robe.  She believed her mother purchased it around 1921 when she was about three months old while the family was living in Beijing (Peking).  She has since worn it throughout her life as a fashion piece.  Although she chose to wear it, she understood it to be a garment of quality, so she took measures to take care of the robe.  Asian Art Specialist Harry Huang was in agreement that it is a special piece originating from China.  Mr. Huang also noted that the robe was made for a wealthy Han ethnic Chinese female of high ranking stature.  Indicators of this notion are seen in the genuine gold thread and exceptional decorative work.  Mr. Huang acknowledged that the expertly crafted robe would be suitable for a Fine Auction at Michaan’s, but due to some condition issues would have to be estimated at $1,500-2,000.

Fine Chinese silk robe

Fine Chinese silk robe

Chinese silk robe detail

Chinese silk robe detail




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