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    19th Century Chinese Surcoat Shodowbox

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    58X40 Musuem Glass, Triple stack with a strainer frame. Silk surcoat with royal symbolism. Small openings are close up photos of the dragons on the back of the surcoat. 8 dragons total.

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    Re: 19th Century Chinese Surcoat Shodowbox

    Nice job!

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    Re: 19th Century Chinese Surcoat Shodowbox

    Very Nice!
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    Re: 19th Century Chinese Surcoat Shodowbox

    Beautiful design!

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    Re: 19th Century Chinese Surcoat Shodowbox

    very nice
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    Re: 19th Century Chinese Surcoat Shodowbox

    Really Really Nice!!

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    Re: 19th Century Chinese Surcoat Shodowbox

    Nice; a design and a job to be proud of!

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    Re: 19th Century Chinese Surcoat Shodowbox

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    Hours were horrific, but proud of taking it on and the result.

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    Re: 19th Century Chinese Surcoat Shodowbox

    Yes, that is a beautiful design and well executed assembly.

    Projects like this can be very challenging, not only in terms of design, but also in terms of construction techniques. Since the fabric is more than 100 years old, it must be at least somewhat deteriorated and fragile. How did you support the garment and how is it attached to the backing board?
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    Post Re: 19th Century Chinese Surcoat Shodowbox

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Miller, MCPF, GCF View Post
    Yes, that is a beautiful design and well executed assembly.

    Projects like this can be very challenging, not only in terms of design, but also in terms of construction techniques. Since the fabric is more than 100 years old, it must be at least somewhat deteriorated and fragile. How did you support the garment and how is it attached to the backing board?
    Thanks Jim

    The condition was actually not bad, (despite the fact it'd be worn in the 70's as a cocktail garment by our clients mother). It was lined with another layer of silk on the inside that helped avoid handling the embroidery which was quiet brittle and unraveled easily. The Jacket is actually supported by a dowel rod extending through the arms, and there was a layer of polyester underneath the jacket that provided some grip and a protective barrier from the suede mat. My backing board was coroplast, which I was able to drill through to support the rob. At the customer's request we did hand stitch in strategic places in secure the layers of the jacket down so they would not flop open in transport. We were able to do this without loosing the hanging effect I was striving for.

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