FRAMED TARANTULA SPECIMEN BY NOTED INVENTOR OF PROCESS CLARENCE RIKER 1863-1947
Unusual 2" deep framed 9 1/4" x 13 1/2" tarantula.
According to the family, Clarence Riker was the inventor of the process to preserve these insects. Titled "A Family Pet Brazil", written on the back is specimen Clarence Riker 1800's.
We found it difficult to photograph with it being under glass, therefore, we took many photos to help you see the good condition of this specimen.
CHINESE QING DYNASTY GOLD THREAD SILK IMPERIAL 8 DRAGON 5 CLAW PURPLE ROBE C1860
Fabulous Chinese, Qing Dynasty, silk Imperial robe from the 1860 period, having multi-colors of blue, red, purple and grey enhanced with multi gold threads.
It is a 5 claw, 8 dragon robe and is in wonderful, firm condition for being 140 years old. All the buttons are original. This is a rare estate find from the 1860's.
The total height is about 53", from sleeve to sleeve the measurement is 84". The bottom is 38" across and below the arms it is 26" across.
CHINESE QING DYNASTY ALTAR NEEDLEPOINT 7' 10" PEACOCK SILK TAPESTRY C-1880
Absolutely beautiful, large 7' 10" x 38 1/2" Chinese, Qing Dynasty, Altar needlepoint silk tapestry from the 1880 period.
Has beautiful lace and needlepoint work forming a peacock in the center.
Having a beautiful black leaf lace work around the outer edge, the 7" 10" height is with the top blue piece with white lace work folding down and is not counting that piece.
In amazingly beautiful, bright condition for its age. It needs to be cleaned, also having some minor smudging on the back, as the photos show.
The full panel, 7'10" x 38 1/2", is in remarkable, beautiful and tight condition.
The top blue piece, which is to fold over, is the only part which has some issues. The white lace on that top piece has some fraying, as the photos show and on the back side has a small loss to the material.
This is a beautiful, all hand done piece of art for your pleasure.