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    Sale 5422

    Fine European Costume & Textiles

    1 October 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 205

    A FINE AND RARE TAPESTRY CHATELAINE

    ENGLISH, 1650-1670

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FINE AND RARE TAPESTRY CHATELAINE
    ENGLISH, 1650-1670
    of fine metallic silver tapestry, woven with vivid greens and pinks in a motif featuring owls and other birds, comprising a pincushion, knife case and purse on salmon-pink silk cord; together with two further cords and tassels
    pincushion: 3 x 2.5in. (7.6 x 6.3cm.)
    knife case: 8.5in. (21.6cm.) and
    purse: 6in. (15.24cm.)


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    Possibly Mortlake tapestry, this extremely rare and fine set are in outstanding condition. They are quite similar in motif and construction to the knife case on plate XXI of Seligman and Hughes, 'Domestic Nedlework', a Mortlake example.

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    Provenance

    Braddyll Family Collection, Conishead Priory, Cumbria.