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    Sale 5355

    Christie's Interiors - Oak Edition

    20 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 185

    A FLEMISH HISTORICAL TAPESTRY

    SECOND HALF 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FLEMISH HISTORICAL TAPESTRY
    SECOND HALF 17TH CENTURY
    Woven in wools and silks, depicting soldiers kneeling in front of a seated king, within a floral border, centred to top and bottom with flower-filled vases and within a beige and blue outer slip, some losses
    10 ft. 4 in. (314 cm.) high; 8 ft. 5 in. (255 cm.) wide


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    Provenance

    Probably acquired by Julius Drewe, the founder of Home and Colonial Stores and builder of Castle Drogo in Devon, when he purchased Wadhurst, Sussex and it's contents in 1898; and thence by descent.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A DESCENDANT OF THE DREWE FAMILY