Antique Chinese Bed Cover Silk Brocade with Silver Threade
Qing Dynasty, 1644-1917 A.D
Size 82" x 54"
Size 209 x 137cm
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Deer are graceful, lovely animals that are thought of as symbols of longevity and wealth in Chinese culture. Phonetically, the Chinese word for deer sounds like the Chinese word for “luk” which also means good income and prosperity. It is the emblem of long life because deer is the only animal which can find the “leng tzi”, the fungus of immortality.
Picture of bronze Deer Below is in the Forbidden City private garden of Qianlong Emperor