CIRCA 1870-1900,CHINESE EMBROIDERED ROUNDEL W/COUCHED GOLD THREADS.A ornate Chinese embroidered roundel w/couched gold thread in the design.The design is fills the entire roundel.There is a centra large floral with Koi fish vase and other Chinese symbols . Measuring approx.11" round.In good strong condition, there are some age related spots.
This item comes with provenance and was part of a large estate.The gentleman travelled a great deal throughout his life.During the war he was part of a Special Operations flying group called "The Carpetbaggers" He was a navigator on the Air Corps B24's, this small group flew moonlit missions over Europe and the Netherlands. They were responsible for dropping spies, supplies, etc. in support of the Resistance in Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands,Belgium and France etc. Over the years he received some of the highest honors from these countries and was given medals for his bravery. When the war was over he went back to acting and became a writer, producer and director and theater critic.
Item # AT70