CIRCA LATE 19THC. ANTIQUE KESI PANEL WITH DRAGON. A Chinese flat-woven tapestry weave or Kesi textile measuring approx. 19" by 20". The outside is more rust colored while the inner circle containing the dragon is more of a beige color. There is the central dragon surrounded by clouds, bats, etc. In mainly very good strong condition, there are some storage spots and separations but overall in good strong 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.
Item # AT73