The butterflies embroidered on this exquisite zip-around case are adapted from an early nineteenth-century coverlet made in China for the American market (probably Canton, ca. 1830). Skillfully embroidered in polychrome silks, the crimson silk coverlet features a field of varied butterflies fluttering around a basket of flowers, deep borders of garden scenes, and fringe on all four sides.
Silk. Multipurpose pockets. 4 1/2''H x 7''W.