• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 2203

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe Including Carpets from The Corcoran Gallery of Art

    24 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 399

    A PERUVIAN ARMORIAL TAPESTRY

    17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PERUVIAN ARMORIAL TAPESTRY
    17TH CENTURY
    Centered by a coat-of-arms bearing several devices, with later outer guard border, areas of restoration, reweaving and patching, including a circa 75x12 cm strip to one corner, altered in shape
    8 ft. 7 in. (270 cm.) high, 3 ft. 4 in. (100 cm.) wide


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    This armorial tapestry and its related works in The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Art Institute of Chicago, although woven in a European manner and influenced by European designs, have been securely attributed to the local tapestry workshops in Peru.

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY (LOT 399)