Erotic Pillow Book

c. 1850
$20,380 USD
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Dimensions
W: 95.75" D: 1.5" H: 14.0"
Materials
Paper
Silk
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Collection #
BNPB
Estimated Shipping
$1,000

A pillow book was meant to teach a young bride about the art of lovemaking. This rare museum-quality 19th century example is composed of 12 masterfully painted erotic scenes depicting people of the Ming era, a golden time in China, when customs and mentalities were more free. Each scene commands a wide range of emotions and is rich with attire, furnishings, and gardens, offering insight into fashions of the time. The paper scroll is mounted on silk and framed.

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“PAGODA RED was extremely supportive in helping to pull accessory options together for the Lake Forest Showhouse. After providing them with details and our vision on how we were looking to finish our space, Laurene helped curate options that made it easy for us to edit and finalize. It's also no surprise that the unique pieces we used in our showhouse space were some of the first to sell.”

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