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    Sale 12041

    Noble & Private Collections Part II

    27 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 491

    A LARGE SILK EUROPEAN EMBROIDERY

    PROBABLY ITALIAN, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

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    A LARGE SILK EUROPEAN EMBROIDERY
    PROBABLY ITALIAN, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    A large yellow silk ground needlework carpet with attached guard stripes of scrollwork, the centre with an oval cartouche with two pineapple motifs and flowers, set among a field of scrollwork and vegetation
    25 ft. 9 in. x 13 ft. 3in. (784 cm. x 403 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Maria Callas
    Sold Hervé Chayette, Paris, Hotel Georges V, 14 June 1978, lot 138


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED SWISS COLLECTION (LOTS 82-107, 301-317 & 461-493)