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Pair of antique framed Chinese badges of rank, c. 1850. These were worn by all those connected with the court. These are male badges of the sixth level, civilian (not military) and depict an egret and a Buddhist knot. The three mountains represent the eart

A framed Japanese silk embroidery picture early 20th century depicting a lion carrying prey, 48 x 79 cm

A framed Japanese silk embroidery picture early 20th century depicting three dogs swimming 45 x 66 cm

A set of four embroidered 'bird and flower' panels, 20th century, the black silk ground of each couched in silver-wrapped threads and coloured silks with a pair of birds, including ducks, cranes and pheasants, among different flowering plants, fram

A court official's summer hat, 19th century, composed of a conical bamboo frame covered in white silk with brocade trim around the rim, surmounted by a red silk tassel, coral finial and green jadeite plume holder, the interior lined in red silk, 34.5 c

A miniature Chinese silk and needlework dragon and phoenix robe, 105 cm high, 86 cm wide

Early Chinese hand embroidered silk two piece tunic. Condition as inspected. Two brass buttons attached. Height 47 cm

A 19th century Tibetan Tangka depicting various scenes of each deity, 75 x 51 cm;

A fine Japanese Embroidery, unsigned, Meiji period, finely articulated in silk thread, depicting a cockerel being accosted by a dog, 62 x 60 cm. Provenance: the collection of a Curator & Collector, New South Wales

Chinese woven circular hat box, with lacquer band of bamboo and metal clasp, Qing Dynasty. Provenance: The collection of a retired airline executive, diameter 32 cm, height 24 cm

Fine Chinese embroidered jacket, in black silk, decorated with roundels of Buddhist precious emblems, surrounded by birds and floral and fruit branches in gold thread, 102 cm x 133 cm

Two Chinese embroidered Alter Runners, finely decorated with Buddhist emblems and birds in purple and orange, a/f, 202 cm x 42 cm

Two Japanese silk embroidered panels with textured Landscapes & Egrets by a Lake, 19th/20th century, the complex foliage of the forest & woodland scenes of these verdure style tapestries are in earthy tones, 100 x 128 cm

A large Jain temple cloth, gouache on cotton, India 19th/20th century, 93 x 55 cm. Provenance: the collection of a former Australian Diplomat

A rare Tibetan ritual Lama's canopy, 17th and 19th century, made from a Chinese silk textile, the central square, (17th century) featuring two dragons in pursuit of the flaming pearl of wisdom, and two large lotus, 180 cm square. Provenance: Alex Biancardi

A pair of Chinese circular embroidered silk panels, each panel decorated with auspicious symbols, 39 cm diameter

A superb Chinese headdress, early 20th century, decorated with numerous floral designs and shaped panels, with kingfisher feathers, tiny pearl, coral and semi-precious stones and gilt borders, each one applied to a velvet backing over meshed fabric, with p

Antique Chinese red wool Tunic gold thread embroidered with temple dragons, florals and exotic birds

Antique Chinese red silk Pleated wrap Around skirt finely embroidered gold thread panel with pale blue silk embroidered borders

A Miao embroidered baby carrier, Guizhou, Southern China, mid to late 20th-century. the decoration consisting of couched-down pieces of floss silk, outlined with stitched and raised borders,, 77 cm long. Provenance: NSW private collection, acquired in Hong

A rare Lama shawl, embroidered silk brocade panel, Tibet, 17th/18th century, made up of several narrow pieces of fabric sewn together, repeating flower motif, blue & brown silk floss on a metalic ground, the underside in blue silk with a painted dedication

An Indian embroidered wall hanging, embellished with pearls, glass & Sequins, using multiple pieces of fabric hand stitched together in all the hues of red, gold couching in a rich tapestry design, length 148, H 105 cm

Chinese silver floral hair pin (stem shortened) with a 8ct gold ended hat pin and a silver hat or hair pin

Chinese embroidered panel baby carrier of blue silk showing a scene of man and woman in traditional costume of jackets collars and skirts fending off a monkey and mule, surrounded by lotus, peony and fungus, Qing Dynasty, early 20th century

Victorian hand embroidered silk shawl, black with pink and red floral embroidery

Manchu Woman’;s red silk skirt made from four sewn panels of which two are lined in light pink silk, falling from a plain pale pink cotton waistband. Embroidered decorations include a crane standing amongst peonies, and a sacred fungus beneath which m

A Chinese small embroidery panel, Qing dynasty, 19th century, depicting a Daoist immortal Tieguai Li holding a double gourd in a garden, 73 x 35.5 cm. Provenance: Acquired from Tsimshatsui, Yesteryear, Hong Kong, 30/3/94

Japanese double-sided brocade woman's Obi, Meiji period, [1868-1912], with a continuous detailed landscape in autumn tones of gold, amber yellow & brown, traditional scene of trees, flowers, bridges & cranes, Length 450 cm Width 30 cm

A rare Japanese brocade Obi with a signature & two lines of calligraphy on the reverse, Meiji period [1868-1912], in shades of grey-green, with a continuous detailed flowing geometric pattern, the verso in blue with the embroidered calligraphy, Length

A good large Japanese silk embroidery tapestry, Meiji period (1868-1912), made by Lida & Co/Takashimaya, depicting peacocks, pheasants in a garden scene., 237 x 182.5 cm. Provenance: Collection of Ken Lawrence Foundation

Three Chinese wool rugs, of rectangular shape, woven in shades of blue and cream, with traditional Chinese motifs (3), approx. 413 x 147 cm. Provenance: Grace family, Villa Igiea, Vaucluse

Framed Chinese Embroidery, on silk, depicting a rooster, 43.5 x 58.5 cm

A set of four gold-ground kesi panels, each woven in colours with birds and flowering trees, including a phoenix and pair of ducks beside fruiting peach and peony trees, a deer and song birds on a blossoming tree beside lingzhi fungus and bamboo, a peacock

Antique 19th century Chinese pleated blue and black banded embroided pleated skirt finely embroidered with pheasants on rocky out crops, butterflies, blossoms, embroidered balanced with woven silk etc,

Antique 19th century Chinese puce embroided and pleated skirt with panels butterflies, bridges, females, blossoming branches, embroidered balanced with woven pattern silk etc