Chinese Purple Ground Silk Robe, Late 19th century. Photo courtesy Doyle

Worked with eight dragons amid 'precious objects' and ruyi shaped clouds above a terrestrial diagram and lishui stripe, the sleeves with multi-color striping on a black ground ending in horse hoof cuffs. Height 54 inches. Estimate $1,200-1,500

Property from a Private American Collection 

Doyle New York. Asian Works of Art. Monday, September 16, 2013http://www.doylenewyork.com