This image is in the public domain (free of copyright restrictions), and as such we offer a high-resolution image of it. See our image rights statement.


See more objects with the tag floral, geometric, silk, cases, embroidery, China, metallic thread.

Object Timeline


  • We acquired this object.



  • You found it!

Case (China), 19th century

This is a Case. It is dated 19th century and we acquired it in 1939. Its medium is silk, metallic thread, glass bead and its technique is embroidered in tent stitch. It is a part of the Textiles Department department.

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 33 x 7 cm (13 x 2 3/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Case (China), 19th century; silk, metallic thread, glass bead; H x W: 33 x 7 cm (13 x 2 3/4 in.); 1939-37-17

This image is in the public domain (free of copyright restrictions). You can copy, modify, and distribute this work without contacting the Smithsonian. For more information, visit the Smithsonian’s Terms of Use page.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Case (China), 19th century |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=4 August 2020 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>