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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Andrea Goldman | Andrea Goldman Design

“Over the years, I’ve incorporated many pieces from PAGODA RED into my designs. Not only can they balance new furnishings (and often new construction) by feeling more established, but the pieces emanate a sense of rich history, often leaving you wondering where they were in a previous life. These beautiful pieces carefully hand-selected by the team at PAGODA RED, coupled with their unbelievable customer service, make them a must-have for any home.”

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