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    Sale 7592

    Four British Collections Including Important Furniture

    5 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 154

    AN ARRAIOLOS STYLE NEEDLEPOINT CARPET

    DESIGNED BY TIMOTHY WHEALON, LATE 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN ARRAIOLOS STYLE NEEDLEPOINT CARPET
    DESIGNED BY TIMOTHY WHEALON, LATE 20TH CENTURY
    The light beige field with stylised cartouches of polychrome leafy motifs in a shape of stylised pin-wheels together with open rosettes, in a light beige border of leafy scrolls and lillies between ribbon stripes
    9 ft. 9 in. x 9f ft. 7 in. (296 cm. x 291 cm.)


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    Arraiolos is a town in south central Portugal that had a thriving needlepoint weaving tradition in the 17th and 18th centuries. The weavers of Arraiolos blended their own iconography with Safavid and Ottoman design elements. As seen in the current example, the medallions and cartouche border design are inspired by 16th and 17th century classical Tabriz carpets.

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    Provenance

    With Renaissance, Lisbon, 1998.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
    (LOTS 130-209)