Antique Chinese Embroidery, Origin: China, Circa: Late 19th Century – Woven in China during the late 19th century, this magnificent example of an antique Chinese embroidery textile features an exquisite medallion decorated with spacious vine scrolls. Luminescent flowers, gilt vine scrolls and graceful botanical motifs are artfully combined in a harmonious medallion. The calming negative space created by the creamy white background highlights the dimensional embroidered motifs and the airy Eastern composition. Elegant butterflies, a traditional symbol of joy, love and longevity, appear throughout the naturalistic medallion along with sylvan branches and graceful scrolling tendrils. The artful shading and tonal highlights are juxtaposed against minute stamens, dainty antennas and subtle stylized accents that are rendered with an astounding level of detail. These phenomenal attributes exemplify the masterful level of craftsmanship that this elegant antique Chinese embroidery textile represents.