• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5964

    Christie's Interiors

    24 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 311

    A PAIR OF GEORGE III EMBROIDERED SILK FACE-SCREENS

    CIRCA 1790

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF GEORGE III EMBROIDERED SILK FACE-SCREENS
    CIRCA 1790
    Each oval screen decorated with a woman allegorical of the sea or of peace, the border of tassels, with turned ivory handles
    15½ in. (39.5 cm.) overall (2)


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    Provenance

    Purchased from Avon Antiques, Wiltshire, July 1993