CIRCA 1900's, UNUSED VIBRANT RED SILK FABRIC. A beautiful very long Chinese silk panel measuring approx. 145" by 29 1/2" wide. The red silk is quite luminous.....there are large medallions with assorted luminous colors in the design. In good strong unused condition.
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.