• Christie's Interiors - Masters auction at Christies

    Sale 5927

    Christie's Interiors - Masters & Makers

    29 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 476

    A BROCADE PANEL

    FRENCH, 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A BROCADE PANEL
    FRENCH, 18TH CENTURY
    woven with naturalistic flowers in green and terracotta silk and silver metallic thread against a green ground
    98in. x 41.5in. (248.3cm. x 106cm.)


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    Provenance

    Collection Mrs Ailsa Mellon Bruce
    Ailsa Mellon Bruce (1903-1969) was a passionate and prolific collector of English and European decorative arts. Mrs Bruce was the only daughter of the famous Pittsburgh banker,art collector, politician and statesman, Andrew W Mellon, and was the sister of Paul Mellon. In 1926 she married the Hon David K Bruce. They divorced in 1945. Like her father, Mrs Bruce was a major philanthropist and patron of the arts.