• Christie's Interiors - Masters auction at Christies

    Sale 5927

    Christie's Interiors - Masters & Makers

    29 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 477

    A COVERLET

    CONTINENTAL, POSSIBLY AUSTRIAN, LATE 17TH, EARLY 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A COVERLET
    CONTINENTAL, POSSIBLY AUSTRIAN, LATE 17TH, EARLY 18TH CENTURY
    the lime ground tamboured in coloured silks and silver metallic threads and gilt braid
    66in. x 104in. (167.6cm. x 264.2cm.)


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    Provenance

    Mr & Mrs Roy A Hunt Sr

    Roy A Hunt Sr (188101966) 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.