• Christie's Interiors - Masters auction at Christies

    Sale 5686

    Christie's Interiors - Masters & Makers

    9 March 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 286

    A BROCADE PANEL AND A WALL HANGING

    FRENCH AND ITALIAN, 18TH CENTURY

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    A BROCADE PANEL AND A WALL HANGING
    FRENCH AND ITALIAN, 18TH CENTURY
    the panel of duck egg blue ground woven with a floral motif in pink and green silk and silver metallic thread; the panel embroidered in coloured silks with a scrolling floral pattern on a neutral cotton ground embellished with silver metallic thread
    74.5 x 61 in. (189.23 x 154.94 cm.); 88.8 x 71 in. (225.6 x 180.3 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Brocade panel: Mr & Mrs Roy A Hunt Sr.
    Roy A Hunt Sr (1881-1966) and his wife Rachel McMasters Miller Hunt (1882-1963) were prominent Pittsburg citizens and philantropists. Mr Hunt served as President and Trustee of the Aluminium Company of America (ALCOA) which was founded by his father Alfred E Hunt. Mrs Hunt was a devoted student of botany, horticulture and book binding.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh is the pre-eminent museum of fine and decorative arts, founded by Pittsburgh philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1895.

    The textiles presented here are sold to support the acquisition funds of Carnegie Museum of Art as it further develops collections with a global perspective.


    Post Lot Text

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